Increasing numbers of late life mothers spurs innovative infertility financing
SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA, (February 9, 2010) – Fertility experts at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area (RSC) announced they have launched the new ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program geared toward easing the risk of infertility treatment for qualified women of ages 49 and younger who want to use their own eggs in order to achieve pregnancy.
Older patients often require multiple cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to have children with their own eggs and therefore frequently fail to qualify for typical IVF refund programs that are geared toward younger women with a higher likelihood of shorter and more affordable treatment periods.
According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, success rates for IVF decline dramatically after age 37, making age the most important factor for women wanting to pursue pregnancy using their own eggs. After age 43, donated eggs from younger women are often required for successful pregnancy.
The National Center for Health Statistics reported that between 1980 and 2004, the number of women in the United States giving birth at age 35 and older has tripled and the number of mothers giving birth at age 40 or older has nearly quadrupled. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of all in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles between 1998 and 2003 were among women 35 years and older.
RSC’s new Attain Multi-Cycle plan allows qualified patients to pay one single, discounted fee (less than the cost of two fresh IVF cycles and receive up to four treatment cycles (two fresh IVF cycles and two frozen embryo cycles.) In other words, the Multi-Cycle program offers a lower fixed cost for greater treatment access; more information is available online.
Although many insurance plans offer some benefits for insemination services (IUI), very few California insurance plans provide coverage for IVF. A complete list of RSC’s financial programs and contracted insurance carriers is available on the Fertility Cost & Financing page.
About ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program
ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program operates fertility centers and vein care clinics in the United States. The Company supports its provider networks with state-of-the art information systems; marketing and payer contracting; financial planning, reporting and analysis; organizational planning and development; quality assurance initiatives; human resources administration; and purchasing services. ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program also offers consumer treatment-financing programs. The ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program consists of 31 contracted centers in 101 locations across the United States, including 171 physicians and Ph.D. scientists. One of every five IVF procedures in the U.S. is performed in an ATTAIN Fertility Centers Refund Program fertility practice.