CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new study has confirmed anecdotal reports that the recession has caused a decline in fertility treatments across the country. With price being the major deterrent, the report indicates that assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is sought mostly by affluent, educated, Caucasian women and forecasts a 5% decline in IVF procedures by the end of 2009.
In an effort to help all patients afford treatment and significantly boost their chance of pregnancy success, Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) has announced the Attain IVF Refund Program; a unique treatment option designed to increase the odds of a baby for infertility patients, by offering an affordable course-of-treatment approach. The program promises patients a baby, or most of their money back (70%) - guaranteed.
While Illinois law requires group insurance plans and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to provide coverage for infertility, many patients do not have adequate coverage and financial anxieties further complicate the decision to seek necessary treatment - especially during these tough economic times. Offering high success treatment, financing options, and a refund guarantee, the unique program eliminates many of the stressors and financial concerns which prevent couples from pursuing the ongoing treatment they require.
Dr. Angeline Beltsos, medical director of the Fertility Centers of Illinois explains that when patients undergo IVF once, they may have a 30% chance of success, however committing to multiple cycles can more than double their chances of pregnancy. “The program enables patients to afford to stay in treatment longer, and is proving to be a huge success with 75% of couples fulfilling their family building dreams of having a baby,” she says.
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For more information of the Attain IVF Refund Program visit www.fcionline.com
Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation's leading infertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. With a team of nationally recognized reproductive physicians, and half of all patients seeking treatment elsewhere before finding success at FCI, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. Due to the large number of patients seen and high success rates recognized throughout the nation, all FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. FCI is part of IntegraMed, the nation's largest and most reputable network of fertility centers and FCI has multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Chicago area. For more information visit www.fcionline.com