Saturday, September 26, 2009

Possible Financial Support for IVF in NYS

This is from my RESOLVE newsletter.

The New York State Department of Health administers an Infertility Demonstration Program where IVF centers are selected to participate in a statewide infertility program. If you are a NYS resident hoping to do IVF that is not covered by insurance, you could be eligible for funding. Based on income, NYS will share the cost with you for an IVF cycle. The program includes a subsidy for testicular sperm extractions based on the services offered by the center.

Here is the criteria for eligibility:
  1. privately insured and your insurance coverage of these procedures is not a covered benefit
  2. no longer covered for infertility services because your benefit is exhausted
  3. a NYS resident
  4. between the ages of 21-44
  5. clinically infertile and meet other health criteria.

The program was designed so that the patient's cost share cannot exceed ten percent of the patient's gross household income annually; therefore, financial support is available on a sliding scale basis.

To find out which IVF center or if you're RE is eligible for the program, you can ask your doctor or check the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), http://sart.org where the CDC publishes this information along with annual success rates for IVF centers.

Visit this website to find out more information on the program.

http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/reproductive_health/infertility

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Wow, this could be really good news for some people.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Catching up...

--WAY cool about IF $$$ possibilities in NY.

--I was touched by your post about couples experiencing infertility issues. I have definitely felt closer to my DH and feel we are more of a "team" due to our secondary IF issues.

--Your Show&Tell fruitstand/saving $ post was also neat.

:)

Xenia said...

What a great blog, it's so wonderfully supportive!

Following you from MBC...
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Future Mama said...

Wow! I hope this means more good news is coming!

Loving your blog! Stopping by from MBC (even though I'm not a mom, so I hope they don't kick me out) to say hello! You have an adorable blog :) I'm a Future Baby Makin' Machine, trying to prepare to become a mommy! Hope you'll share some of your wisdom with me!

Yaya said...

That's awesome. Thanks for the info.

Wishing 4 One said...

Um, thinking i wish i was in NY now. i have family there and used to live there, i know it does not count, but how i wish it did!!!

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