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IUI cost

I just got a call from RE. Doc wants me to move to IUI to increase chances if I don't get a BFP this month...no pressure. I have highmark PPO insurance. Any one know if it is covered? There is a note for the secretary to call, but I am not the most patient  ;) Up until now most of my treatment as been covered because it was considered exploratory. I have a feeling this is going to put us in another category. 

TTC#1 since 2/2011

m/c 8wks 5/2011

9/2011-12/2012 Clomid (50, 100, and 150) with no response, Sent to RE Dx: Chronic anovulation

BFP 2/2012; Sweet Baby Boy 10/25/2012

BFP 7/22/2013… (Shock!)... m/c 9wks, D&C 8/13/2013

TTC #2

Cycle #1: 10/28/2013 100 mg Clomid (day 5-9) …poor response (sono day 10=12mm follicle, day 13=13 mm, day 17=18mm); Ovidrel day 20

Cycle #2: 12/2/2013 5mg Letrozole (day 3-7) ... poor response (sono day 12=14mm follicle, day 15=15mm, day 17=16mm); Ovidrel day 19

Cycle #3: 1/5/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 4-8) good response!!! (sono day 13=25mm and 20mm); Ovidrel day 13

Cycle #4: 2/3/2014 Birth Control 

Cycle #5 3/3/2014 Birth Control

Cycle #6 4/3/2014 Natural

Cycle # 7 5/11/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 3-7) good response (sono day 13=22mg and 2x 16mg); Ovidrel day 13 

Cycle # 8

Re: IUI cost

  • Most times treatment is not covered and our IUI's come in around $250-$300 a shot without meds. Hope you get good news an don't even need to worry about starting an IUI cycle.

    TTC#1 May 2009- July 2010 on our own with no luck

    Started with RE in August 2010, dx with unexplained IF and then finally our 3rd IUI cycle using Follistim and Trigger resulted in our wonderful little man.  Born 12/2/11

    TTC#2 Never really prevented, but were careful early on as Dr. reccomended

    Surprise BFP 12/16/13, started progesterone immediately as first numbers came back low, but betas were good.  Progesterone wasnt enough. Natural MC 12/24/13.

    Back with RE as of January 2014...

    5/27/14- Chemical Pregnancy :(

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  • You can call your insurance company and they should be able to tell you if treatments are covered or not, I think this wouldn't be categorized as diagnostics, so it would all depend if diagnostics AND treatment are covered by your insurance

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  • My insurance covers everything IUI related (just have to pay my co-pay) but nothing IVF.  Make sure to call with every single med and procedure they are going to do and take the time to ask drug by drug and procedure by procedure.  My insurance wants me to go through specific pharmacies and get pre-authorization for everything so it's covered.



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    BFP #2 1/28/14--MC 2/7/14

    IUI #1 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #2 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #3 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
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  • My last insurance did not cover them, I had 2, and they were $500/each
  • Our IUIs pre-meds are about $500.  Only your ins can tell you if it's covered.  
    TTC #1 June 2010
    1/3/11 S/A - Count 45; Motility 32; Morph 4.3 - 2/10/11 - S/A Count 17mil; Motility 39; Morph 7.9
    1/5/11 Femara Cycle #1 = BFN  2/4/11 Femara Cycle #2 = BFP: 3/4/11 - Starting Progesterone suppositories 
    Beta#1 15DPO = 108; Beta#2 17DPO = 179; Beta#3 18DPO = 259; Beta 4# 20DPO =659!!
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    TTC#2 Pulled goalie 5/12, PPAF 3/13, BFP 6/27 Beta 15DPO=248! 
    Dx Severe Hydrocephalus and severe Dandy Walker Cyst.   Stillborn 10/19/13
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    TTC#3 - (No preventing, TTC+progesterone starting 12/13)
    4/7/14 CD3 BW - FSH 5.6; AMH 0.469 - 4/11/14 S/A Count 35, Motility 47, Morph 1.5
    4/16/14 - Cycle 6 - Natural IUI - Beta 12DPIUI = 3; Beta 13DPIUI=4.  15DPIUI=6. 17DPIU=4. Chemical Pregnancy  
    TTC #4
    5/5/14 Dx MTHFR homozygous A1298C, Benched 1 cycle HSG 5/14 both tubes open w/scarring on the left   
    5/28/14 Starting clomid 6/8/14 IUI #2 1 dominant follicle 31mm Beta 11DPIUI =4, 15DPIUI = 74, 17DPIUI = 165 
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  • Unfortunately, we can't really say since it all depends on the plan you have.  Hopefully it won't be too much, though! 

    @designer303, that sounds like a great deal for IUI!  That's about how much I had to pay for just monitoring of a clomid cycle!  I believe IUI for us is about a grand.  That was at my old RE, though.  Don't know what the pricing looks like for the new RE who I'm meeting today.
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    dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
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    Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
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    Hoping holistic approach works!!!

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    Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
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    Thanks ladies. I appreciate your response and info. The good news is that I got a call back from the office right away. The bad news, moving to IUI would make it a "treatment" rather than "exploratory". We are look at $1, 050 per cycle as well as the additional cost of the the meds/bloodwork co-pay. Ack. I know this is chump change compared to the fees some of you ladies are having to pay. I just know this is going to be tough sell to the DH. He is going to tell me that one child is enough or we can hope for the best on our own HA.  Ugh.  %-(

    I will take your suggestion and call the insurance co. just to be sure. 

    TTC#1 since 2/2011

    m/c 8wks 5/2011

    9/2011-12/2012 Clomid (50, 100, and 150) with no response, Sent to RE Dx: Chronic anovulation

    BFP 2/2012; Sweet Baby Boy 10/25/2012

    BFP 7/22/2013… (Shock!)... m/c 9wks, D&C 8/13/2013

    TTC #2

    Cycle #1: 10/28/2013 100 mg Clomid (day 5-9) …poor response (sono day 10=12mm follicle, day 13=13 mm, day 17=18mm); Ovidrel day 20

    Cycle #2: 12/2/2013 5mg Letrozole (day 3-7) ... poor response (sono day 12=14mm follicle, day 15=15mm, day 17=16mm); Ovidrel day 19

    Cycle #3: 1/5/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 4-8) good response!!! (sono day 13=25mm and 20mm); Ovidrel day 13

    Cycle #4: 2/3/2014 Birth Control 

    Cycle #5 3/3/2014 Birth Control

    Cycle #6 4/3/2014 Natural

    Cycle # 7 5/11/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 3-7) good response (sono day 13=22mg and 2x 16mg); Ovidrel day 13 

    Cycle # 8

  • mbo109 said:
    Thanks ladies. I appreciate your response and info. The good news is that I got a call back from the office right away. The bad news, moving to IUI would make it a "treatment" rather than "exploratory". We are look at $1, 050 per cycle as well as the additional cost of the the meds/bloodwork co-pay. Ack. I know this is chump change compared to the fees some of you ladies are having to pay. I just know this is going to be tough sell to the DH. He is going to tell me that one child is enough or we can hope for the best on our own HA.  Ugh.  %-(

    I will take your suggestion and call the insurance co. just to be sure. 
    I know how you feel. My regular RE appts with just ultrasounds are close to $200/each- my insurance SUCKS. The hsg test they wanted $800, we just can't afford it- and these are minimal costs in the infertility world.
    Check with the insurance company to be sure, good luck...
  • :(  That sucks.  I hate that money is such a huge factor in all of this.  
    TTC #1 June 2010
    1/3/11 S/A - Count 45; Motility 32; Morph 4.3 - 2/10/11 - S/A Count 17mil; Motility 39; Morph 7.9
    1/5/11 Femara Cycle #1 = BFN  2/4/11 Femara Cycle #2 = BFP: 3/4/11 - Starting Progesterone suppositories 
    Beta#1 15DPO = 108; Beta#2 17DPO = 179; Beta#3 18DPO = 259; Beta 4# 20DPO =659!!
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
    TTC#2 Pulled goalie 5/12, PPAF 3/13, BFP 6/27 Beta 15DPO=248! 
    Dx Severe Hydrocephalus and severe Dandy Walker Cyst.   Stillborn 10/19/13
    Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Angel and Memorial tickers 
    TTC#3 - (No preventing, TTC+progesterone starting 12/13)
    4/7/14 CD3 BW - FSH 5.6; AMH 0.469 - 4/11/14 S/A Count 35, Motility 47, Morph 1.5
    4/16/14 - Cycle 6 - Natural IUI - Beta 12DPIUI = 3; Beta 13DPIUI=4.  15DPIUI=6. 17DPIU=4. Chemical Pregnancy  
    TTC #4
    5/5/14 Dx MTHFR homozygous A1298C, Benched 1 cycle HSG 5/14 both tubes open w/scarring on the left   
    5/28/14 Starting clomid 6/8/14 IUI #2 1 dominant follicle 31mm Beta 11DPIUI =4, 15DPIUI = 74, 17DPIUI = 165 
    Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Maternity tickers
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