Reimbursement

Herceptin Sample Coding

This coding information may assist you as you complete the payer forms for Herceptin. These tables are provided for informational purposes only. Please visit CMS.gov or other payers’ websites to obtain additional guidance on their processes related to billing and coding for single-use vials and wastage.

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TYPE CODE DESCRIPTION
Diagnosis: ICD-10-CM C50.011—C50.019, C50.111—C50.119,
C50.211—C50.219, C50.311—C50.319,
C50.411—C50.419, C50.511—C50.519,
C50.611—C50.619, C50.811—C50.819,
C50.911—C50.919
Malignant neoplasm of the female breast
C50.021—C50.029, C50.121—C50.129, C50.221—C50.229, C50.321—C50.329, C50.421—C50.429, C50.521—C50.529, C50.621—C50.629, C50.821—C50.829, C50.921—C50.929 Malignant neoplasm of the male breast
Drug: HCPCS J9355 Injection, trastuzumab, 10 mg
Drug: NDC
Note: Payer requirements regarding use of a 10-digit or 11-digit NDC may vary. Both formats are listed here for your reference.
10-digit 11-digit  
50242-132-01 50242-0132-01 150 mg single-dose vial
50242-333-01
50242-0333-01
420-mg vial is supplied in a multi-dose vial as a lyophilized sterile powder, under vacuum; each carton contains one multi-dose vial of Herceptin and one vial of bacteriostatic water for injection, USP
Administration procedures: CPT 96413 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; up to 1 hour, single or initial substance/drug
96415 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional hour
96417 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional sequential infusion (different substance/drug), up to 1 hour

 

CPT=Current Procedural Terminology.
HCPCS=Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
ICD-10-CM=International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification.
NDC=National Drug Code.

TYPE CODE DESCRIPTION
Diagnosis: ICD-10-CM C16.0—C16.9 Malignant neoplasm of the stomach
Drug: HCPCs J9355 Injection, trastuzumab, 10 mg
Drug: NDC
Note: Payer requirements regarding use of a 10-digit or 11-digit NDC may vary. Both formats are listed here for your reference.
10-digit 11-digit  
50242-132-01 50242-0132-01 150 mg single-dose vial
50242-333-01
50242-0333-01
420-mg vial is supplied in a multi-dose vial as a lyophilized sterile powder, under vacuum; each carton contains one multi-dose vial of Herceptin and one vial of bacteriostatic water for injection, USP
Administration procedures: CPT 96413 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; up to 1 hour, single or initial substance/drug
96415 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional hour
96417 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional sequential infusion (different substance/drug), up to 1 hour

 

CPT=Current Procedural Terminology.
HCPCS=Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
ICD-10-CM=International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification.
NDC=National Drug Code.

These codes are not all-inclusive; appropriate codes can vary by patient, setting of care and payer. Correct coding is the responsibility of the provider submitting the claim for the item or service. Please check with the payer to verify codes and special billing requirements. Genentech does not make any representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement or coverage for any service or item.

Many payers will not accept unspecified codes. If you use an unspecified code, please check with your payer.

Appeals

If your patient’s health insurance plan has issued a denial, your BioOncology Field Reimbursement Manager (BFRM) or Herceptin Access Solutions Specialist can provide resources as you prepare an appeal submission, as per your patient’s plan requirements.

If a plan issues a denial:

  1. The denial should be reviewed, along with the health insurance plan’s guidelines to determine what to include in your patient’s appeal submission.
  2. Your BFRM or Herceptin Access Solutions Specialist has local payer coverage expertise and can help you determine specific requirements for your patient.

A sample appeal letter and additional considerations are available in Forms and Documents.

Appeals cannot be completed or submitted by Herceptin Access Solutions on your behalf.

PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.

SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.

Important Safety Information & Indication

Indication

Breast Adjuvant indications Herceptin is indicated for adjuvant treatment of HER2-overexpressing node-positive or node-negative (ER/PR-negative or with one high-risk feature*) breast cancer:

  • As part of a treatment regimen containing doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and either paclitaxel or docetaxel
  • With docetaxel and carboplatin
  • As a single agent following multi-modality anthracycline-based therapy

* High-risk is defined as ER/PR positive with one of the following features: tumor size >2 cm, age

Breast Metastatic indications

Herceptin is indicated:

  • In combination with paclitaxel for the first line treatment of HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer
  • As a single agent for treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer in patients who have received one or more chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease

Gastric

Herceptin is indicated in combination with cisplatin and capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil, for the treatment of patients with HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, who have not received prior treatment for metastatic disease.

Important Safety Information and BOXED WARNINGS

Boxed WARNINGS and Additional Important Safety Information

  • Herceptin administration can result in sub-clinical and clinical cardiac failure. The incidence and severity was highest in patients receiving Herceptin with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimens. In a pivotal adjuvant trial, one patient who developed CHF died of cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluate left ventricular function in all patients prior to and during treatment with Herceptin. Discontinue Herceptin treatment in patients receiving adjuvant therapy and withhold Herceptin in patients with metastatic disease for clinically significant decrease in left ventricular function
  • Herceptin administration can result in serious and fatal infusion reactions and pulmonary toxicity. Symptoms usually occur during or within 24 hours of Herceptin administration. Interrupt Herceptin infusion for dyspnea or clinically significant hypotension. Monitor patients until symptoms completely resolve. Discontinue Herceptin for anaphylaxis, angioedema, interstitial pneumonitis, or acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Exposure to Herceptin during pregnancy can result in oligohydramnios and oligohydramnios sequence manifesting as pulmonary hypoplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and neonatal death. Advise patients of these risks and the need for effective contraception
  • Exacerbation of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia has also occurred
  • Detection of HER2 protein overexpression is necessary for selection of patients appropriate for Herceptin therapy
  • The most common adverse reactions associated with Herceptin in breast cancer were fever, nausea, vomiting, infusion reactions, diarrhea, infections, increased cough, headache, fatigue, dyspnea, rash, neutropenia, anemia, and myalgia
  • The most common adverse reactions associated with Herceptin in metastatic gastric cancer were neutropenia, diarrhea, fatigue, anemia, stomatitis, weight loss, upper respiratory tract infections, fever, thrombocytopenia, mucosal inflammation, nasopharyngitis, and dysgeusia

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see additional select Important Safety Information throughout, and the accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNINGS.