Benefits Investigation Support

Benefits Investigation Support

Access to the Information You May Need

Janssen CarePath provides benefits information that may help your patients get the Janssen treatment you may be considering for them. Contact us directly and get started today.

  • Information on payer policies and coverage for Janssen products
  • Investigation of patient eligibility and coverage:
    • Patient-specific benefits
    • Requirements for prior authorization process
  • Benefits summary for physicians, staff, and patients
  • Prior authorization support and status monitoring
  • Information on the appeals process for administrative denials

Janssen CarePath Provider Portal

Verifying your patients' benefits is easy with the Provider Portal. The new Janssen CarePath Provider Portal gives you 24-hour online access to request and review benefits investigations, provide prior authorization support and status monitoring, request exceptions and appeals research, and enroll patients in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program.

To get started

    • Complete a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for your practice one time only. The completed BAA allows you to request verification of patient benefits without requiring individual patient authorization.
      OR
    • Complete an individual Patient Authorization for each patient including the patient signature. Individual patient authorization is not required if BAA is on file.

We cannot accept any information without an executed BAA or Patient Authorization on file.

If you have a BAA or Patient Authorization on file with us, please Sign Up for the Provider Portal at JanssenCarePathPortal.com.

Registered or returning Provider Portal users, Log In here.

Benefits Investigation Form

If you prefer, you can complete the benefit investigation form and submit it to us via fax. Download the benefit investigation form (BIF) here.

Patients can also create their own Janssen CarePath Account where they can learn about their insurance coverage for DARZALEX®, enroll in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, and sign up for personalized treatment reminders. Encourage your patient to sign up today at MyJanssenCarePath.com.

Letter of Medical Necessity

Submit a letter of medical necessity with either the initial claim to support the medical necessity of treatment with DARZALEX® for your patient or submit it to support the medical necessity of treatment with DARZALEX® when requesting reconsideration of a denied claim.

Access the Provider Portal to customize a Letter of Medical Necessity for your patient. Log In or Sign Up here.

Or click here for a sample format letter for DARZALEX®.

Exceptions & Appeals Process

Each payer follows a different process for filing exceptions and appeals. If you are looking for general information to start the process, Janssen CarePath can help. Please call a Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728). It is important to contact the payer directly or consult its Web site to obtain product-specific information.

Here's a helpful guide to share with your patients:

How to Request an Exception or Appeal a Decision From Your Prescription Drug Plan

Prior Authorization Information

Some health plans in select states must use their state's Uniform Prior Authorization Request Form.

Click here to see if your state is included:

Uniform Prior Authorization Information for Select States

Indication

DARZALEX® is a CD38-directed cytolytic antibody indicated:

  • in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy
  • in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor
  • as monotherapy, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulatory agent or who are double-refractory to a PI and an immunomodulatory agent.
Important Safety Information For DARZALEX®

CONTRAINDICATIONS - None

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Infusion Reactions – DARZALEX® can cause severe infusion reactions. Approximately half of all patients experienced a reaction, most during the first infusion. Infusion reactions can also occur with subsequent infusions. Nearly all reactions occurred during infusion or within 4 hours of completing an infusion. Prior to the introduction of post-infusion medication in clinical trials, infusion reactions occurred up to 48 hours after infusion. Severe reactions have occurred, including bronchospasm, hypoxia, dyspnea, hypertension, laryngeal edema and pulmonary edema. Signs and symptoms may include respiratory symptoms, such as nasal congestion, cough, throat irritation, as well as chills, vomiting and nausea. Less common symptoms were wheezing, allergic rhinitis, pyrexia, chest discomfort, pruritus, and hypotension.

Pre-medicate patients with antihistamines, antipyretics, and corticosteroids. Frequently monitor patients during the entire infusion. Interrupt infusion for reactions of any severity and institute medical management as needed. Permanently discontinue therapy for life-threatening (Grade 4) reactions. For patients with Grade 1, 2, or 3 reactions, reduce the infusion rate when re-starting the infusion.

To reduce the risk of delayed infusion reactions, administer oral corticosteroids to all patients following DARZALEX® infusions. Patients with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may require additional post-infusion medications to manage respiratory complications. Consider prescribing short- and long-acting bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Interference with Serological Testing – Daratumumab binds to CD38 on red blood cells (RBCs) and results in a positive Indirect Antiglobulin Test (Indirect Coombs test). Daratumumab-mediated positive indirect antiglobulin test may persist for up to 6 months after the last daratumumab infusion. Daratumumab bound to RBCs masks detection of antibodies to minor antigens in the patient’s serum. The determination of a patient’s ABO and Rh blood type are not impacted. Notify blood transfusion centers of this interference with serological testing and inform blood banks that a patient has received DARZALEX®. Type and screen patients prior to starting DARZALEX®.

Neutropenia – DARZALEX® may increase neutropenia induced by background therapy. Monitor complete blood cell counts periodically during treatment according to manufacturer’s prescribing information for background therapies. Monitor patients with neutropenia for signs of infection. DARZALEX® dose delay may be required to allow recovery of neutrophils. No dose reduction of DARZALEX® is recommended. Consider supportive care with growth factors.

Thrombocytopenia – DARZALEX® may increase thrombocytopenia induced by background therapy. Monitor complete blood cell counts periodically during treatment according to manufacturer’s prescribing information for background therapies. DARZALEX® dose delay may be required to allow recovery of platelets. No dose reduction of DARZALEX® is recommended. Consider supportive care with transfusions.

Interference with Determination of Complete Response – Daratumumab is a human IgG kappa monoclonal antibody that can be detected on both the serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) and immunofixation (IFE) assays used for the clinical monitoring of endogenous M-protein. This interference can impact the determination of complete response and of disease progression in some patients with IgG kappa myeloma protein.

Adverse Reactions – The most frequently reported adverse reactions (incidence ≥20%) in clinical trials were: infusion reactions, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, muscle spasms, arthralgia, back pain, pyrexia, chills, dizziness, insomnia, cough, dyspnea, peripheral edema, peripheral sensory neuropathy and upper respiratory tract infection.

In patients who received DARZALEX® in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, the most frequently reported adverse reactions (incidence ≥20%) were: upper respiratory tract infection (65%), infusion reactions (48%), diarrhea (43%), fatigue (35%), cough (30%), muscle spasms (26%), nausea (24%), dyspnea (21%) and pyrexia (20%). The overall incidence of serious adverse reactions was 49%. Serious adverse reactions were pneumonia (12%), upper respiratory tract infection (7%), influenza (3%) and pyrexia (3%). DARZALEX® in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone: treatment-emergent Grade 3-4 hematology laboratory abnormalities ≥20% were neutropenia (36%) and lymphopenia (42%).

In patients who received DARZALEX® in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, the most frequently reported adverse reactions (incidence20%) were: peripheral sensory neuropathy (47%), infusion reactions (45%), upper respiratory tract infection (44%), diarrhea (32%), cough (27%), peripheral edema (22%), and dyspnea (21%). The overall incidence of serious adverse reactions was 42%. Serious adverse reactions were upper respiratory tract infection (5%), diarrhea (2%) and atrial fibrillation (2%). DARZALEX® in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone: treatment-emergent Grade 3-4 hematology laboratory abnormalities20% were lymphopenia (41%) and thrombocytopenia (28%).

In patients who received DARZALEX® as monotherapy, the most frequently reported adverse reactions (incidence ≥20%) were: infusion reactions (48%), fatigue (39%), nausea (27%), back pain (23%), pyrexia (21%), cough (21%), and upper respiratory tract infection (20%). Serious adverse reactions were reported in 51 (33%) patients. The most frequent serious adverse reactions were pneumonia (6%), general physical health deterioration (3%), and pyrexia (3%). DARZALEX® as monotherapy: treatment-emergent Grade 3-4 hematology laboratory abnormalities ≥20% was lymphopenia (30%).

In patients who received DARZALEX® in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone, the most frequent adverse reactions (>20%) were fatigue (50%), infusion reactions (50%), upper respiratory tract infection (50%), cough (43%), diarrhea (38%), constipation (33%), dyspnea (33%), nausea (30%), muscle spasms (26%), back pain (25%), pyrexia (25%), insomnia (23%), arthralgia (22%), dizziness (21%), and vomiting (21%). The overall incidence of serious adverse reactions was 49%. Serious adverse reactions reported in ≥5% patients included pneumonia (7%). DARZALEX® in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone: treatment-emergent hematology Grade 3-4 laboratory abnormalities ≥20% were anemia (30%), neutropenia (36%, 46%), and lymphopenia (45%, 26%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS
Effect of Other Drugs on Daratumumab: The coadministration of lenalidomide, pomalidomide or bortezomib with DARZALEX® did not affect the pharmacokinetics of daratumumab.

Effect of Daratumumab on Other Drugs: The coadministration of DARZALEX® with bortezomib did not affect the pharmacokinetics of bortezomib.

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