According to the most recent available survey conducted in 2006 by ASRM (the American Society for Reproductive Medicine), the average cost of a comprehensive IVF Cycle in the US was $12,400.
Medications typically averaged another $3,500 - $7,000, depending on several variables such as how much medication was required to generate the desired response to the drug and how the pharmacy packaged the medications. At the time of that survey, the approximate cost of a typical IVF Cycle was $17,150.
Since the survey, medical costs have escalated considerably, making the cost of infertility treatment even more expensive. Multiple factors are driving these increases: first, the cost of infertility drugs alone has increased more than 107 % in just the last seven years (source: MediSpan), increasing medication costs to as much as $7,000 per average cycle.
Second, advances in the treatment of infertility have seen many breakthroughs, and new (and costly) technologies have been introduced (e.g., Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD, PGS) and Gender Selection/Microsort, EmbryoScope, CCS, EggFreezing, etc.) so that treatment options have expanded, along with the treatment price tag. In fact, depending on the additional procedures utilized, the price increases in fertility-specific medications and specific geographic location, the current average cost of treatment is approximately $18,500, but can even exceed $30,000 for a single IVF Cycle.
WINFertility's Simpler, Discounted Pricing
Because fertility treatment is complex, there can be over 40 different tasks, procedures and tests that can be involved in treating infertility including a variety of office visits, diagnostics, surgical procedures, and several classifications of IVF cycles that may include ICSI, Assisted Hatching, Blastocyst Cultures and assorted others.
Each fertility practice determines their own set of unique protocols and prices, making ‘apples-to-apples’ comparisons very difficult. Patients who are trying to choose their course of treatment and predict treatment costs usually find it is a daunting experience. To simplify the process for our patients and lessen the confusion about treatments, medications and IVF costs, the WINFertility Program uses an innovative approach and ‘bundles’ evidence-based treatment protocols and appropriate medication dosages into a single, discounted Treatment Bundle.
Bundled pricing enables us to directly contract with drug manufacturers, pharmacies and fertility specialists and pass along these volume discounts to our patients at costs that are up to 40% off unbundled fee-for-service and retail pharmacy rates. Patients receive only the most appropriate medical treatments and infertility medications to help them achieve the most direct route to having a baby, while minimizing the fertility cost.
Seeing so many couples desperate to become parents, willing to do anything to have a family motivated me to become a fertility nurse. Read More...
Molly gained experience in IVF as a clinical nurse at Greenwich Fertility for over two years, and prior to that was a nurse at Bridgeport Hospital. Read More...
Karen Tom finds the fertility specialty to be a fascinating area of medicine that is constantly growing in terms of science and education Read More...
Viola has more than 10 years of nursing experience, including three years as an IVF nurse at New York University and three years as an IVF coordinator at Columbia University’s Center for Women’s Reproductive Care. Read More...
Theresa is a highly trained women’s health nurse practitioner and has been working in women’s health for more than 9 years. Theresa is a compassionate presence for the patients she works with at WINFertility. Read More...
Geri has 25 years experience in women’s health. As an infertility nurse Geri empathizes with the patients and what they are willing to endure physically and emotionally to have a baby. Read More...