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through each step of getting Tarceva.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Tarceva Access Solutions
What is Tarceva Access Solutions?
Tarceva Access Solutions is a resource for people who take Tarceva.
We connect you to the medicine you need.
I Am Concerned About Paying for Tarceva
My co-pays for Tarceva are too high. How can you help me?
There may be options to help you get the Tarceva your doctor has prescribed. Tarceva Access Solutions can refer you to patient assistance options.
Where can I find information about the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF)?
Getting My Medicine
Can I pick up my medicine from my local pharmacy?
You can’t get Tarceva from your local pharmacy. Instead, it will come to you from a specialty pharmacy.
Your specialty pharmacy is different from your regular mail-order pharmacy. It handles drugs like Tarceva.
When we check your coverage, we also refer you to a specialty pharmacy your health insurance plan will cover.
How long will it take to get my medicine?
You might not be able to get Tarceva right away. First, your doctor’s office or specialty pharmacy will have to check to make sure your health insurance plan covers your medicine. This is called a “benefits investigation.” They also might have to send some more information before your plan covers your medicine. This is called a “prior authorization.”
Enrolling in Tarceva Access Solutions
How do I enroll in Tarceva 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 Tarceva 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 Tarceva. 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.
I already submitted a PAN form. Do I also need to fill out the Patient Consent Form?
The Patient Consent Form replaces the PAN. The PAN and the Patient Consent Form are valid for 3 years in all states (except Maryland, where it is valid for 1 year).
If your PAN is still valid, you do not need to fill out the Patient Consent Form yet.
My Health Plan Denied Coverage for Tarceva
My health insurance plan will not cover Tarceva. What do I do?
If your health insurance plan will not cover Tarceva, 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 Tarceva 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 Tarceva Access Solutions and my health insurance plan has changed. What do I do next?
If your insurance changes while you’re taking Tarceva, call us. We
can help you understand your new coverage.
I no longer have a health insurance plan. What should I do?
The Genentech Patient Foundation gives free Tarceva to people who
don't have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns and to
people who meet certain income criteria.
It is your and your doctor's responsibility to complete and submit
all required paperwork to your health insurance plan. Genentech and
Astellas cannot guarantee your plan will cover any treatments.
PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request
for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions
and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.