Minnesota IVF Practice Offers New 100% Risk Refund

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility experts at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) announced today they have launched a new variant of the IntegraMed(R) Shared Risk(R) Refund Program. CRM is the exclusive provider of the Shared Risk Refund Program in Minnesota and is the first in the IntegraMed network to offer the new 100 percent refund program.

Under the program, IntegraMed will refund 100 percent of a fixed, discounted fee for qualified CRM patients under 35 years of age who fail to have a baby after six cycles (up to three fresh egg IVF cycles and three frozen embryo transfer cycles). CRM is also offering a similar guarantee to patients who use donor eggs. Complete program information is available at http://www.ivfminnesota.com/shared-risk-program.html.

Above average pregnancy rates and more patients choosing this payment option allow IntegraMed to pass savings along to patients. "Cost can be a huge factor in deciding to pursue IVF," said Dr. Bruce F. Campbell, reproductive endocrinologist at CRM. "We are committed to providing infertile couples with the best possible results at the lowest possible cost consistent with excellent care. The enhanced Shared Risk program allows us to better serve our patients with creative financial options."

The IntegraMed Shared Risk Refund Program is available exclusively through IntegraMed's network of participating fertility centers. Physicians accepted into this network must pass a rigorous review process and be approved for participation by IntegraMed's Council of Physicians and Scientists.

About Center for Reproductive Medicine

The largest infertility practice in Minnesota, with offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, CRM offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of infertility with caring and expert staff skilled in the treatment of simple and complex reproductive problems. CRM is a member of IntegraMed, a national network of 29 fertility centers in 95 locations across the United States. Over 20 percent of all IVF procedure in the United States are performed in an IntegraMed fertility practice. For additional information, visit http://www.ivfminnesota.com.

About IntegraMed America, Inc.

IntegraMed America, Inc. is the leading operator of fertility centers and vein care clinics in the United States. The Company supports its provider networks with state-of-the art information systems; marketing and payer contracting; financial planning, reporting and analysis; organizational planning and development; quality assurance initiatives; human resources administration; and purchasing services. IntegraMed also offers consumer treatment-financing programs and operates http://www.integramed.com, a leading fertility portal. The IntegraMed Fertility network consists of 29 contracted centers in 96 locations across the United States, including 166 physicians and Ph.D. scientists. One of every five IVF procedures in the U.S. is performed in an IntegraMed fertility practice. IntegraMed also offers consumer treatment-financing programs and operates http://www.integramed.com, a leading fertility portal. The IntegraMed Fertility network consists of 29 contracted centers in 96 locations across the United States, including 166 physicians and Ph.D. scientists. Over 20 percent of all IVF procedures in the United States are performed in an IntegraMed fertility practice.

SOURCE Center for Reproductive Medicine

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