(Closed) infertility treatment costs (e.g. Monitored Clomid cycle)

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Mine was $505 for a Clomid IUI cycle.  I would think without the IUI they would see you for one, maybe 2 ultrasounds (but I would guess one).  At my office an ultrasound on it’s own is like $270?  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It really depends. The ob/gyn I was seeing charged $300 cash for IUIs, but he was really out of his league when it came to dealing with me because I didn’t respond well to the medication. Now we are seeing an RE and she charges $700 for the same thing, but to us it is worth it because she knows what she’s doing!

For a monitored natural cycle with clomid (with trigger, but no IUI), she charges $400.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

not trying to threadjack here…but what’s the difference between monitored/unmonitored clomid cycles?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ctbridetobe:  Is your HSG covered?  I think mine was around $1500. Insurance covered it but some of the procedure was billed as surgery so that caused my deductible to come into play, which was $700 dollars.  I would think that your insurance should cover the HSG because it’s a diagnostic used to figure out what you problem might be.

If you do a monitored cycle there will probably also be blood-work costs, it will possibly depend on how they are coded as to whether your insurance will cover.

Does your RE have a finance person? Our was able to give us a pretty good idea of costs up front and what insurance would and would not cover. I just got hit a bit with the HSG because I thought it would have come under my coverage for diagnostics which is 100% not Surgery and the $700 deductible.

My husband’s semen analysis was $175. It wasn’t covered because he’s on different insurance, however for the actual IUI they (my insurance) covered his part then.

Good Luck.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

A monitored cycle is one where they do follicle scans (ultrasounds) to see whether you’re responding to the medication and/or how well you’re responding. With monitoring, your doctor can give you an HCG trigger shot to induce ovulation so you know you’re having sex at the right time.

During an unmonitored cycle, you take the clomid or femara and then you just cross your fingers that it’s working. You can chart and take OPKs to see if/when you’re going to ovulate.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@bunny:  thanks 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

one thing to factor in with a monitored clomid cycle are the co-pays for each monitoring visit. last month we paid $125 just for co-pays and i only have a $25 co-pay! depending on how you respond to the clomid, you may need more/less monitoring visits. at our clinic i believe the self-pay costs for IUI is about $600 but that doesn’t include meds or co-pays. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@mintmercury:  My last doctor didn’t charge co-pays for my monitoring visits! I didn’t even think about that! Eek!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@kayakgirl73:  My HSG was only $300 out of pocket!  I can’t understand how large the fluctuation in medical costs can be.  It’s criminal!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@JaneyD:  Cost difference is criminal, I wonder if I was billed more because I have insurance that covers it. Ugh.

 

 

@mintmercury:  Yes monitoring copays add up, especially when your co-pay is $40.00.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

It cost us $225 per ultrasound (for monitoring prior to IUI), $175 for the sperm wash and $275 for an IUI (this was with an REs office).  I was able to get my HSG covered because if complained of “abnormal cycles”, which my insurance covers.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

EEk these all sound expensive! We did the clomid monitored natural cycle (no IUI) and I had 2 u/s so far. We have insurance coverage but have deductible and copay not sure how much! We don’t pay at doctor’s office the ins company will send us a bill hopefully I won’t faint.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Forgot to add I already paid ~$100 out of pocket for meds (clomid and Ovidrel)

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