Reimbursement

PERJETA Sample Coding

This coding information may assist you as you complete the payer forms for PERJETA. 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 J9306 Injection, pertuzumab, 1 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  
50242-145-01 50242-0145-01 420 mg/14 mL single-use vial
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 (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
96417 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional sequential infusion (different substance/drug), up to 1 hour (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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 PERJETA 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 PERJETA 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 for appeals are available in Forms and Documents.

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

Important Safety Information & Indication

Indications

Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • PERJETA® (pertuzumab) is indicated for use in combination with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who have not received prior anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for metastatic disease

Early Breast Cancer

PERJETA® (pertuzumab) is indicated for use in combination with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and chemotherapy for

  • the neoadjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive, locally advanced, inflammatory, or early stage breast cancer (either greater than 2 cm in diameter or node-positive) as part of a complete treatment regimen for early breast cancer (EBC)
  • the adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer (EBC) at high risk of recurrence

Important Safety Information

BOXED WARNINGS: Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • PERJETA can result in subclinical and clinical cardiac failure manifesting as decreased left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Evaluate cardiac function prior to and during treatment. Discontinue PERJETA treatment for a confirmed clinically significant decrease in left ventricular function
  • Exposure to PERJETA can result in embryo-fetal death and birth defects. Advise patients of these risks and the need for effective contraception

Additional Important Safety Information

  • PERJETA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to pertuzumab or to any of its excipients
  • PERJETA has been associated with severe and sometimes fatal infusion and hypersensitivity reactions/anaphylaxis

Most Common Adverse Reactions

In the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the most common adverse reactions (>30%) seen with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel were diarrhea, alopecia, neutropenia, nausea, fatigue, rash, and peripheral neuropathy

In the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer

  • The most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel administered for 4 cycles were alopecia, neutropenia, diarrhea, and nausea
  • The most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel administered for 3 cycles following 3 cycles of 5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FEC) were diarrhea, nausea, alopecia, neutropenia, vomiting, and fatigue
  • The most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab (TCH) administered for 6 cycles were diarrhea, alopecia, neutropenia, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, anemia, and thrombocytopenia
  • The most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and paclitaxel administered for 4 cycles following 4 cycles of dose-dense doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (ddAC) were nausea, diarrhea, alopecia, fatigue, constipation, peripheral neuropathy, and headache
  • The most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for 4 cycles following 4 cycles of FEC were diarrhea, nausea, alopecia, asthenia, constipation, fatigue, mucosal inflammation, vomiting, myalgia, and anemia

In the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, the most common adverse reactions (>30%) with PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab and chemotherapy were diarrhea, nausea, alopecia, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, and vomiting

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information, including BOXED WARNINGS.