ACCESS AND REIMBURSEMENT
Gateway to NUCALA offers resources and services to help meet the changing access needs of your patients
GATEWAY TO NUCALA PATIENT ACCESS SERVICES*
- *Gateway services are not a guarantee of coverage or reimbursement. The decision by a payer to pay for a specific product is based on many factors. Providers should contact third-party payers for specific information on coding, coverage, or reimbursement.
Patients who need help affording or accessing their medication may be able to get assistance from Gateway to NUCALA.
The NUCALA Co-pay Program
The NUCALA Co-pay Program helps eligible approved patients with their out-of-pocket costs for NUCALA up to $15,000 for 12 months. If approved, patients could pay as little as $0 for NUCALA.
Patients in government-funded programs (eg, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, or TRICARE) are not eligible for the NUCALA Co-pay Program. Medicare-eligible patients who are enrolled in certain retiree drug benefit plans are also ineligible for the Co-pay Program (Most patients become eligible for Medicare when they reach age 65).
Patients must submit an Enrollment Form or complete eligibility check online at NUCALACopayProgram.com so their eligibility can be determined.
Click here for full Program Terms & Conditions
TRICARE is owned by Department of Defense (DoD), DHA.
The NUCALA Patient Assistance Program
The NUCALA Patient Assistance program may help your uninsured patients who meet program eligibility criteria obtain access to NUCALA free of charge.
Bridge to NUCALA Program
Bridge to NUCALA program offers free product to eligible commercially insured patients when their initial Prior Authorization (PA) process exceeds 14 days.
NUCALA ACCESS PROGRAM
The NUCALA Access program offers free product to eligible commercially insured patients without coverage for their prescribed formulation of NUCALA.
NUCALA is available through a variety of distribution options.
- All GSK-authorized specialty pharmacies, specialty distributors, and wholesalers are eligible to access NUCALA provided they service eligible customer classes
- Fulfillment by participating network specialty pharmacies may vary based on health plan requirements
When a physician, practice, or hospital outpatient department is not certain how to acquire NUCALA, Gateway to NUCALA can help to identify the available distribution options.
Billing and Coding Support
Gateway to NUCALA can provide information about relevant codes for NUCALA, including product codes, procedure codes, NDC numbers, and revenue codes.
Hospital outpatient department
As with coding for services performed in the physician’s office, coding preferences and requirements in the hospital outpatient setting are dependent on payer type and plan type. Gateway to NUCALA can help identify coding requirements in both settings.
Appeals research support
If a patient is denied coverage for NUCALA, Gateway to NUCALA is available to research instances of coverage denial and identify steps practices can take to appeal claims. Gateway to NUCALA cannot author appeal letters on behalf of physicians. See sample letter of appeal below.
Sample forms and letters
When NUCALA is accessed throughout the patient treatment journey, a practice or hospital outpatient department may encounter the need for information on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Claim Forms 1500 and 1450, as well as appeal letters and letters of medical necessity. Details and examples of each are provided below.
Illustrates information needed when appealing a denial of coverage for NUCALA.
Illustrates information regarding the medical rationale for choosing NUCALA.
Illustrates information generally required of physician offices by payers.
Illustrates information generally required of hospital outpatient offices by payers.
- †The decision by a payer to pay for a specific product is based on many factors. It is always the prescriber’s responsibility to determine the appropriate treatment and submit appropriate codes, charges, and modifiers for treatments provided. Providers should contact third-party payers for specific information on their policies.
Additional Coverage Resources
Coverage can vary by plan and is dependent on medical necessity requirements. Gateway to NUCALA or the specialty pharmacy can help identify any patient-specific plan requirements and their possible coverage. In addition, CoverMyMeds® offers healthcare professionals support with Prior Authorization (PA) forms.
CoverMyMeds® offers electronic PA forms for most prescription plans and is free to use.
- Facilitates PA submissions
- 10,000+ forms in one place
- Works with all drugs, Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial health plans
- Complements Gateway to NUCALA services
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