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Strategies for designing an efficient insurance fertility benefit: a 21st century approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18440518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Creating a 21st century insurance benefit for infertility should be cost effective. Savings can be realized by eliminating hidden infertility costs, eliminating payments for ineffective treatments, and providing coverage for effective 21st century treatments, thus reducing costs associated with iatrogenic multiple pregnancies. The new benefit allows patients to attempt 21st century forms of infertility treatments while being managed by certified infertility providers. Industry and insurance carriers might save money by examination and implementation of this concept.
Authors:
Howard W Jones; Brian D Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2009-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 23507, USA. joneshw@evms.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Algorithms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Denmark
Family
Female
Fertility*
Health Benefit Plans, Employee / economics
Humans
Infertility, Female / economics*
Insurance Benefits / economics*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Multiple
Sweden
Treatment Outcome
United States

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