Benefit Investigation Support
Benefit 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.
- 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 ZYTIGA®, 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 ZYTIGA® for your patient or submit it to support the medical necessity of treatment with ZYTIGA® when requesting reconsideration of a denied claim.
Or click here for a sample format letter for ZYTIGA®.
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:
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:
ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone is indicated for the treatment of patients
- with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)
- with metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer (CSPC)
Contraindications - ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) can cause fetal harm and potential loss of pregnancy.
Hypertension, Hypokalemia and Fluid Retention Due to Mineralocorticoid Excess - ZYTIGA® may cause hypertension, hypokalemia, and fluid retention as a consequence of increased mineralocorticoid levels resulting from CYP17 inhibition [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.1)]. Monitor patients for hypertension, hypokalemia, and fluid retention at least once a month. Control hypertension and correct hypokalemia before and during treatment.
Closely monitor patients whose underlying medical conditions might be compromised by increases in blood pressure, hypokalemia or fluid retention, such as those with heart failure, recent myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, or ventricular arrhythmia. The safety of ZYTIGA® in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <50% or New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure (in COU-AA-301) or NYHA Class II to IV heart failure (in COU-AA-302 and LATITUDE) has not been established because these patients were excluded from these randomized clinical trials [see Clinical Studies (14)].
Adrenocortical Insufficiency (AI) - AI was reported in patients receiving ZYTIGA® in combination with prednisone, after an interruption of daily steroids and/or with concurrent infection or stress. Monitor patients for symptoms and signs of AI if prednisone is stopped or withdrawn, if prednisone dose is reduced, or if the patient experiences unusual stress. Symptoms and signs of AI may be masked by adverse reactions associated with mineralocorticoid excess seen in patients treated with ZYTIGA®. Perform appropriate tests, if indicated, to confirm AI. Increased dosages of corticosteroids may be used before, during, and after stressful situations.
Hepatotoxicity - In postmarketing experience, there have been ZYTIGA®-associated severe hepatic toxicities, including fulminant hepatitis, acute liver failure and deaths. Measure serum transaminases alanine aminotransferase (ALT and AST) and bilirubin levels prior to starting treatment with ZYTIGA®, every two weeks for the first three months of treatment, and monthly thereafter. In patients with baseline moderate hepatic impairment receiving a reduced ZYTIGA® dose of 250 mg, measure ALT, AST, and bilirubin prior to the start of treatment, every week for the first month, every two weeks for the following two months of treatment and monthly thereafter. Promptly measure serum total bilirubin, AST, and ALT if clinical symptoms or signs suggestive of hepatotoxicity develop. Elevations of AST, ALT, or bilirubin from the patient’s baseline should prompt more frequent monitoring. If at any time AST or ALT rise above five times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or the bilirubin rises above three times the ULN, interrupt ZYTIGA® treatment and closely monitor liver function. Re-treatment with ZYTIGA® at a reduced dose level may take place only after return of liver function tests to the patient’s baseline or to AST and ALT less than or equal to 2.5X ULN and total bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5X ULN [See Dosage and Administration (2.4)].
Permanently discontinue ZYTIGA® for patients who develop a concurrent elevation of ALT greater than 3X ULN and total bilirubin greater than 2X ULN in the absence of biliary obstruction or other causes responsible for the concurrent elevation.
The safety of ZYTIGA® re-treatment of patients who develop AST or ALT greater than or equal to 20X ULN and/or bilirubin greater than or equal to 10X ULN is unknown.
Adverse Reactions - The most common adverse reactions (≥10%) are fatigue, arthralgia, hypertension, nausea, edema, hypokalemia, hot flush, diarrhea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, and headache.
The most common laboratory abnormalities (>20%) are anemia, elevated alkaline phosphatase, hypertriglyceridemia, lymphopenia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia and hypokalemia.
Drug Interactions - Based on in vitro data, ZYTIGA® is a substrate of CYP3A4. In a drug interaction trial, co-administration of rifampin, a strong CYP3A4 inducer, decreased exposure of abiraterone by 55%. Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A4 inducers during ZYTIGA® treatment. If a strong CYP3A4 inducer must be co-administered, increase the ZYTIGA® dosing frequency only during the co-administration period [see Dosage and Administration (2.3)]. In a dedicated drug interaction trial, co-administration of ketoconazole, a strong inhibitor of CYP3A4, had no clinically meaningful effect on the pharmacokinetics of abiraterone.
ZYTIGA® is an inhibitor of the hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes CYP2D6 and CYP2C8. Avoid co-administration with CYP2D6 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index. If alternative treatments cannot be used, consider a dose reduction of the CYP2D6 substrate drug. In a CYP2C8 drug interaction trial in healthy subjects, the AUC of pioglitazone, a CYP2C8 substrate, was increased by 46% when administered with a single dose of ZYTIGA®. Patients should be monitored closely for signs of toxicity related to a CYP2C8 substrate with a narrow therapeutic index if used concomitantly with ZYTIGA®.
Use in Specific Populations
- Females and Males of Reproductive Potential: Advise males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception.
- Do not use ZYTIGA® in patients with baseline severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C).