getting accepted into a refund program

getting accepted into a refund program

nycmomma
nycmomma

February 22nd, 2012, 9:45 pm #1

Wondering if anyone here in the 45-49 year old age range has gotten accepted into a 'refund' or 'guaranteed risk program'...?

I've been looking at a clinic in the MidWest that is very well rated. Their web site says they accept women up to 49 as long as they can complete the cycle by age 50. I spoke to the nurse coordinator there today, and she said there's a chance I would NOT get accepted into their refund program because of my age. She said that I would have to have a consultation with a maternal fetal specialist who may recommend I not transfer more than one embryo which would automatically disqualify me from their program.

The web site says nothing about the maternal fetal consult, that was a bomb I got today on the phone. The coordinator said I would still be allowed to do a regular single cycle there.

I'm frustrated because I've spent a lot of time researching, finally narrowed down this clinic and am now learning that they may not even accept me... and I chose them specifically because they have a refund program I like.

Anyone here gotten into one?
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February 22nd, 2012, 9:57 pm #2

But learned I had Asherman's. It still might have worked had I not experienced marital issues. They mentioned nothing like that, but I guess they might have sprung it on me the same way your clinic did. Ended up going overseas to give myself as many chances as possible. Maggie (in VA)
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nycmomma
nycmomma

February 22nd, 2012, 10:24 pm #3

this is making us rethink where we'd cycle... there's a clinic in upstate NY that has pretty low stats, yet they do a LOT of cycles... which means they aren't cherry-picking, I'm pretty sure... we're starting to think that our best strategy might be to go with the cheaper clinics and have enough to do 2-3 cycles... it's such a tough decision... blow all your money on one clinic with top ratings? or go with one that isn't rated that well, but seems to accept all kinds of cases?
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nycmomma
nycmomma

February 22nd, 2012, 10:29 pm #4

Wondering if anyone here in the 45-49 year old age range has gotten accepted into a 'refund' or 'guaranteed risk program'...?

I've been looking at a clinic in the MidWest that is very well rated. Their web site says they accept women up to 49 as long as they can complete the cycle by age 50. I spoke to the nurse coordinator there today, and she said there's a chance I would NOT get accepted into their refund program because of my age. She said that I would have to have a consultation with a maternal fetal specialist who may recommend I not transfer more than one embryo which would automatically disqualify me from their program.

The web site says nothing about the maternal fetal consult, that was a bomb I got today on the phone. The coordinator said I would still be allowed to do a regular single cycle there.

I'm frustrated because I've spent a lot of time researching, finally narrowed down this clinic and am now learning that they may not even accept me... and I chose them specifically because they have a refund program I like.

Anyone here gotten into one?
I spoke with the coordinator at the clinic again. She said, based on her experience there, the maternal fetal specialist (aka perinatologist) is going to say I should not transfer more than one embryo. And that will kick me out of their refund program. I asked if this was pretty much a certainty, and she said yes. Sad face.

I asked if it wasn't our decision on how many to put back, and that we'd handle any consequences of that... she said, 'well, if you ended up having to do a reduction because you didn't want twins, that would also kick you out of our refund program, because we don't allow that -- you would be putting the entire pregnancy at risk.'

So. For those who are interested in this... at least one clinic has some pretty strict limitations on who gets to do their refund program.
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February 22nd, 2012, 10:41 pm #5

Wondering if anyone here in the 45-49 year old age range has gotten accepted into a 'refund' or 'guaranteed risk program'...?

I've been looking at a clinic in the MidWest that is very well rated. Their web site says they accept women up to 49 as long as they can complete the cycle by age 50. I spoke to the nurse coordinator there today, and she said there's a chance I would NOT get accepted into their refund program because of my age. She said that I would have to have a consultation with a maternal fetal specialist who may recommend I not transfer more than one embryo which would automatically disqualify me from their program.

The web site says nothing about the maternal fetal consult, that was a bomb I got today on the phone. The coordinator said I would still be allowed to do a regular single cycle there.

I'm frustrated because I've spent a lot of time researching, finally narrowed down this clinic and am now learning that they may not even accept me... and I chose them specifically because they have a refund program I like.

Anyone here gotten into one?
I did an Attain IVF refund program at 43 and did not have a problem getting in. Attain is affiliated with Integramed and they have clinics all over the country.
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Anonymous
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February 22nd, 2012, 10:57 pm #6

this is making us rethink where we'd cycle... there's a clinic in upstate NY that has pretty low stats, yet they do a LOT of cycles... which means they aren't cherry-picking, I'm pretty sure... we're starting to think that our best strategy might be to go with the cheaper clinics and have enough to do 2-3 cycles... it's such a tough decision... blow all your money on one clinic with top ratings? or go with one that isn't rated that well, but seems to accept all kinds of cases?
Are you thinking of CNY in Syracuse they do have a refund program no age limits..
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nycmomma
nycmomma

February 22nd, 2012, 11:00 pm #7

They do a LOT of cycles... I can't help but wonder what that doctor/center is really all about... he seems to be a very spiritual person, I am wondering if he refuses to price gouge and cherry pick. It would really seem to be the case, but so hard to know for sure without actually cycling there. I am going to call them tomorrow and see what it feels like to talk to them. I didn't care for the tone of the coordinator at Top Notch Midwest Clinic today, that is for sure. So bored with me. So irritated with my questions. What's up with that?
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nycmomma
nycmomma

February 22nd, 2012, 11:00 pm #8

I did an Attain IVF refund program at 43 and did not have a problem getting in. Attain is affiliated with Integramed and they have clinics all over the country.
Thanks for giving me that idea though! I'll check out those clinics too.
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Denise
Denise

February 22nd, 2012, 11:06 pm #9

They do a LOT of cycles... I can't help but wonder what that doctor/center is really all about... he seems to be a very spiritual person, I am wondering if he refuses to price gouge and cherry pick. It would really seem to be the case, but so hard to know for sure without actually cycling there. I am going to call them tomorrow and see what it feels like to talk to them. I didn't care for the tone of the coordinator at Top Notch Midwest Clinic today, that is for sure. So bored with me. So irritated with my questions. What's up with that?
Twins from CNY you have it right about CNY. consult with them to see what you think get a donor password and take a look good luck..
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Anon
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February 22nd, 2012, 11:32 pm #10

Wondering if anyone here in the 45-49 year old age range has gotten accepted into a 'refund' or 'guaranteed risk program'...?

I've been looking at a clinic in the MidWest that is very well rated. Their web site says they accept women up to 49 as long as they can complete the cycle by age 50. I spoke to the nurse coordinator there today, and she said there's a chance I would NOT get accepted into their refund program because of my age. She said that I would have to have a consultation with a maternal fetal specialist who may recommend I not transfer more than one embryo which would automatically disqualify me from their program.

The web site says nothing about the maternal fetal consult, that was a bomb I got today on the phone. The coordinator said I would still be allowed to do a regular single cycle there.

I'm frustrated because I've spent a lot of time researching, finally narrowed down this clinic and am now learning that they may not even accept me... and I chose them specifically because they have a refund program I like.

Anyone here gotten into one?
And was rejected for their refund program. I don't know if this is the clinic you are referencing. SDFC in San Diego has a very similar guarantee plan, great stats and didn't bat an eye about accepting me into their guarantee program. I think a phone consult with the doctor is $350, but I found it to be an excellent consult.
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