Post # 1
I just went through and put all my visits on a spread sheet to try to understand and track excatly what we are paying and thought it might be helpful to start a thread where we could just share how much all this cost so we can get an idea of maybe what to expect. Especially for those with out coverage to know what doctors try to charge and negotiated rates with insurance. I know this varies greatly with insurnace, but having this info can’t hurt.
Here’s what I’ve got so far.
Cycle Monitoring internal U/S: Billed $245. Plan discount: $115.
Lab work (CD3): Billed: $75 Discount: $55
Lab work (CD10): Billed: $105 Discount: $65
Infection disease screening (HIV, Hep B,C, etc): Billed $250 — not covered. This was required by my RE, but apparently doesnt fall into any category that is covered.
Use of a hospital room for procedure: Billed: $1,103.00. Plan discount: $1,103.00
Radiology services: $1,096.00, plan discount: $656.58
Catheter: $178.00, discount: $72.96
Imaging: $58.00, discount: $26
Post # 2
IVF with egg donor and sperm that was previously frozen- around $45k for 3 tries. No insurance coverage. I don’t have an exact break down though I did get meds through an online pharamcy which saved some $ and also paid a flat fee for all monitoring until 10 weeks pregnant which saved as well instead of paying for each visit.
Post # 3
We know two couples that used IVF at the same Kaiser location. They had insurance via Kaiser but the treatments were minimally covered at best. They have both told us that the cost was around $20K each time.
Post # 4
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This is really interesting. Our insurance covers nothing beyond initial diagnosis of infertility. We’ve earmarked $20k in our budget. Looks like we may need to think about increasing that line item. :/
Post # 5
I nanny for a lady who had IVF. She said it was 20K each time and she had two rounds and ended up with twins.
Post # 6
I don’t know a lot about IVF, but my BFF has gone through it twice. She found out there are some assistance programs out there that can help reduce the cost and she also ordered her meds from a pharmacy in the UK which reduced the cost- I think from about $15k the first time to $8k the second time. I don’t have specifics to give anyone, but maybe this enough to help someone get started googling options for assistance or overseas meds.
Post # 7
Ugh…it’s expensive. I did my first IVF and 2 FETs without insurance… that self-pay IVF price was $10,500, not including initial diagnostics, freezing of embryos, assisted hatching, or any meds. The FETs were around $4,600 each.
I posted a while back about money saving tips for meds, so that might be worth digging up for anyone who will be buying lots of meds.
Post # 8
For a Canadian perspective on price Registration fee $200 Basic Cost of IVF $5,400 Basic Costs of Donor/Recipient IVF Treatment $6,400 Conversion IVF Cycle (during ovulation induction the patient decides to enter IVF program) $4,250 Egg Bank (extended culture) does not include purchase of gametes $2,000 ICSI $1,500 Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis $1,500 Embryo/Blastocyst Freezing (includes 1st year of storage) $600 On-going Storage of Embryos $200 Thawing and replacing frozen embryos $900 Medication $2,500 – $5,500 Ultrasounds, bloodwork and other tests are covered under our universal healthcare. So far most of my meds have been covered 80%
IUI – $250
Post # 9
I was fortunate in that I didn’t need anything beyond an initial consultation and an infertility diagnosis. That consultation cost $350 (we were given VERY incorrect pricing information by the financial coordinator ahead of time….still working that out).