LUCENTIS Coverage

Benefits Investigations

LUCENTIS Access Solutions can conduct a benefits investigation (BI) to help you determine if a Genentech medicine is covered, if prior authorizations (PAs) are required, which specialty pharmacy (SP) the health insurance plan prefers and if patient assistance might be needed.

Potential outcomes of a BI:

  • Treatment is covered
  • PA is required
  • Treatment is denied

Both the Prescriber Service Form and the Patient Consent Form must be received before LUCENTIS Access Solutions can begin helping your patient.

These can be downloaded from Forms and Documents or submitted online via My Patient Solutions

The completion and submission of coverage- or reimbursement-related documentation are the responsibility of the patient and health care provider. Genentech makes no representation or guarantee concerning coverage or reimbursement for any service or item.

Prior Authorization

LUCENTIS Access Solutions can help you identify if a prior authorization (PA) is necessary and offer resources as you obtain it for your patient. Both the Prescriber Service Form and the Patient Consent Form must be received before LUCENTIS Access Solutions can begin helping your patient.

If your patient’s request for a PA is not granted, your If your patient’s request for a PA is not granted, your Retina Field Reimbursement Manager (RFRM) or LUCENTIS Access Solutions Specialist can work with you to determine your next steps. You can find more tips like this in Forms and Documents.

The completion and submission of coverage- or reimbursement-related documentation are the responsibility of the patient and health care provider. Genentech makes no representation or guarantee concerning coverage or reimbursement for any service or item.

Important Safety Information & Indication

Indications

LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is indicated for the treatment of patients with:

  • Neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wAMD)
  • Macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO)
  • Diabetic macular edema (DME)
  • Diabetic retinopathy (DR)
  • Myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV)

Important Safety Information

LUCENTIS is contraindicated in patients with ocular or periocular infections or known hypersensitivity to ranibizumab or any of the excipients in LUCENTIS. Hypersensitivity reactions may manifest as severe intraocular inflammation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Intravitreal injections, including those with LUCENTIS, have been associated with endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, and iatrogenic traumatic cataract.

Increases in intraocular pressure have been noted both pre-injection and post-injection with LUCENTIS.

Although there was a low rate of arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs) observed in the LUCENTIS clinical trials, there is a potential risk of ATEs following intravitreal use of VEGF inhibitors. ATEs are defined as nonfatal stroke, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or vascular death (including deaths of unknown cause).

Fatal events occurred more frequently in patients with DME and DR at baseline treated monthly with LUCENTIS compared with control. Although the rate of fatal events was low and included causes of death typical of patients with advanced diabetic complications, a potential relationship between these events and intravitreal use of VEGF inhibitors cannot be excluded.

In the LUCENTIS Phase III clinical trials, the most common ocular side effects included conjunctival hemorrhage, eye pain, vitreous floaters, and increased intraocular pressure. The most common non-ocular side effects included nasopharyngitis, anemia, nausea, and cough.

For additional safety information, please see LUCENTIS full prescribing information.

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.