At FSMG, we are confident in our ability to help you conceive; therefore, we offer an IVF/FET shared success refund program for qualified patients.
Please note that we encourage our patients to follow ASRM guidelines for the number of embryo’s to transfer, and the majority of our Shared Success patients will be candidates for eSET (elective single embryo transfer.)
Here at FSMG, the number of embryos you choose to transfer does not change the cost of your package. There is NO MINIMUM number of embryos to transfer required and eSETs are encouraged.
The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reviewed “Risk-Sharing or Refund Programs in Assisted Reproduction” originally in 1998 and then again in 2006. The Committee emphasized that patients should understand the advantages and disadvantages of such programs. Patients should understand that they will be paying a higher cost for IVF if they succeed than if they had not chosen the refund program, and that there are additional costs, such as the medications and anesthesia.
The FSMG IVF/FET Shared Success Refund Program is a part of our mission to deliver cost-effective fertility care. Once a couple or individual has completed diagnostic evaluation, they may qualify for our IVF/FET Shared Success Refund program. This is available to couples and individuals who do not have insurance coverage for fertility treatments. Some of the necessary qualifications include:
- Be 38 years of age or less on the medication start date, unless using an egg donor
- Carrier must be <48 years of age
- Be a non-smoker for at least 12 months prior to medication start date
- Must have no submucosal or intramuscular fibroids or evidence of hydrosalpinx
- Have a BMI between 18 and 27. (Click Here for a BMI calculator.)
- Have a current (within 3 months of start date) AMH of ≥ 2.0 and an ovarian antral follicle count > 10 (determined on visit with Ultrasound)
- Not have an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed prior to IVF
- Have no more than 2 prior miscarriages**
In addition, the male partner:
- Must be able to produce ejaculated sperm, be willing to undergo a surgical sperm retrieval to obtain sperm (with donor sperm as a back-up) or be willing to use donor sperm
- Must be 60 years of age or less on the day of acceptance
** 2 or more miscarriages will be considered on a case by case basis by the MD.