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Frequently Asked Questions
About LUCENTIS Access Solutions
What is LUCENTIS Access Solutions?
LUCENTIS Access Solutions is a resource for people who take a
Genentech treatment. We connect you to the treatment you need.
I Am Concerned About Paying for LUCENTIS
My co-pays for LUCENTIS are too high. How can you help me?
There may be options to help you get the Genentech treatment your doctor has prescribed. LUCENTIS Access Solutions can refer you to patient assistance options.
Getting My Treatment
How long will it take to get my treatment?
You might not be able to get your Genentech treatment right away.
First, your doctor’s office or specialty pharmacy will have to check
to make sure your health insurance plan covers your treatment. This is
called a “benefits investigation.” They also might have to send some
more information before your plan covers your treatment. This is
called a “prior authorization.”
Enrolling in LUCENTIS Access Solutions
How do I enroll in LUCENTIS Access Solutions?
- You fill out the Patient Consent Form.
- Your doctor fills out the Prescriber Service Form. You do not have to fill out anything on this form.
- Your doctor sends both of these forms to LUCENTIS Access Solutions.
There are 3 ways to send us the Patient Consent Form:
- Complete it online at Genentech-Access.com/PatientConsent
- Fill out a paper copy and fax or mail it to us (or give it to your doctor to do so)
- Text a picture of the completed form to (650) 877-1111
Why do I need to sign the Patient Consent Form?
The Patient Consent Form lets us discuss your health information with your doctor and your health insurance plan. We can’t work with you without a signed Patient Consent Form.
I submitted the Patient Consent Form online or gave the signed Patient Consent Form to my doctor. Is there anything else I need to do to enroll?
You do not need to do anything else, but your doctor does. He or she needs to submit the Prescriber Service Form. This form tells us your doctor wants to treat you with LUCENTIS. Make sure your doctor has sent us the Prescriber Service Form so you get help from us.
You do not need to fill out anything on the Prescriber Service Form.
My Health Plan Denied Coverage for LUCENTIS
My health insurance plan will not cover LUCENTIS. What do I do?
If your health insurance plan will not cover your Genentech
treatment, you and your doctor’s office can file an appeal. Contact
your doctor to ask if you should file an appeal.
We have resources to help you and your doctor file an appeal.
Does LUCENTIS Access Solutions send the appeal to my health insurance plan?
We have resources to help you and your doctor file an appeal. You or
your doctor’s office has to file the appeal directly with your health
How long does an appeal take?
This depends on your health insurance plan. You should ask your plan directly about its process. Sometimes the appeals process is quick. However, it can take several months if you have to appeal several times.
My Insurance Might Change
I am enrolled in LUCENTIS Access Solutions and my health insurance plan has changed. What do I do next?
If your insurance changes while you’re taking your Genentech
treatment, call us. We can help you understand your new
I no longer have a health insurance plan. What should I do?
The Genentech Patient Foundation gives free Genentech treatment to
people who don't have insurance coverage or who have financial
concerns and meet certain eligibility criteria.
It is your and your doctor's responsibility to complete and submit
all required paperwork to your health insurance plan. Genentech
cannot guarantee your plan will cover any treatments.