PURCHASE, NY--(Marketwired - April 24, 2013) - IntegraMed® Fertility announced today a new initiative it has launched, called Attain® IVF Assist, which is aimed at providing eligible IVF patients access to even more affordable IVF care. IntegraMed Fertility's assistance program was developed in response to the Federal government's failure to pass The Family Act in 2012, which would have provided a tax credit for families paying for IVF, as well as uncertainty about what benefits, if any, the Affordable Care Act will provide for IVF patients.
Through Attain IVF Assist, qualifying patients will receive even deeper discounts off its Attain® IVF Programs, which provide discounts of up to 40% off their treatment plan. With Attain IVF Assist, patients could save as much as 20% more off the already-discounted program fee. Attain IVF Assist is available for all Attain IVF Programs and is currently offered at select fertility centers in the Attain Fertility Network, with more joining every week:
- The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Mobile
- Gago Center for Fertility
- IVF Florida
- Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine
- Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH)
- Reproductive Resource Center of Greater Kansas City
- Reproductive Science Center of New England
- UNC Fertility
- Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey
Discount levels and eligibility vary from practice to practice, but typically include hopeful parents-to-be who are serving our country and our community as a way of "assisting" those who are assisting others, such as military families, first responders, teachers, and patients in financial need.
"Because age plays such an important role in a person's fertility, there simply isn't time for many people to wait to see how and if the Affordable Care Act might help them with their fertility treatment costs. In addition, we are aware that many people seeking fertility treatment are veterans, first responders, teachers, and others who dedicate their lives to keeping all of us protected and educated. We feel a strong sense of responsibility and want to extend a hand back to them," said Maureen Gill-Higgins, RN, MSN, WHNP, Director of Clinical Operations, at IntegraMed Fertility. "We know the program works -- 80% of Attain IVF enrollees who complete our program have a baby. We want to make sure we can help as many couples as possible have the family of their dreams."
"We are very happy to be able to offer assistance to people who dedicate their lives to helping others. Here in Charlotte we have many teachers who are patients. It's so nice to have this program available to our patients and help them to realize their dream of starting a family of their own," said Kathi Bernat, RN, BSN, Executive Director of REACH in Charlotte, North Carolina.
IntegraMed Fertility has the nation's largest fertility network, with 25% of all IVF cycles annually in the U.S. being performed by a fertility specialist within the network. For information about discounts offered at participating centers in the Attain Fertility Network, call the Attain Customer Care Line (866) 968-7483.
About IntegraMed Fertility
IntegraMed® Fertility is a division of IntegraMed America, Inc., a leader in developing, marketing and managing specialty outpatient healthcare facilities, with a current focus on the fertility and vein care markets. IntegraMed Fertility supports its provider networks with clinical and business information systems, marketing and sales, facilities and operations management, finance and accounting, human resources, legal, risk management, quality assurance, and fertility treatment financing programs.
The Attain® IVF Programs are offered exclusively at practices that are members of IntegraMed Fertility's Attain Fertility Network. The network is comprised of 38 centers at 149 locations across 31 states and the District of Columbia. Fertility's consumer brand, Attain Fertility, provides fertility patients information and support through its website and social media communities.