Celgene Patient Support Specialist

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Tools and resources

Celgene Patient Support® offers tools and resources for ISTODAX® that healthcare professionals, office staff, pharmacists, and patients may find helpful. Choose from the list below to access these tools available to your patients.

For additional clinical information on ISTODAX, please visit www.ISTODAX.com.

Coding and reimbursement

Below is a quick reference to potentially applicable billing codes for ISTODAX.

Reimbursement codes for ISTODAX

J code J9315 Romidepsin injection, 1 mg
NDC 59572-0948-01 ISTODAX® KIT containing 1 vial of romidespin and 1 vial of diluent for romidepsin per carton
CPT® codes 96413 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; up to 1 hour, single or initial substance/drug
96415 Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional hour

Celgene Patient Support® programs

You can connect with your Celgene Patient Support® Specialist in person or through a web conference. Call your Celgene Patient Support® Specialist to set up a meeting.

Field Reimbursement Specialist

Your Field Reimbursement Specialist is a field-based extension of Celgene Patient Support® who can provide the following for prescribed Celgene medications:

  • Coding and reimbursement education
  • Assistance with understanding regional and local payer coverage policies
  • Information about financial assistance options for patients

Call your Celgene Patient Support® Specialist to learn more.

Insurance forms

Letter of medical necessity
A letter of medical necessity is a letter written by the patient’s treating physician to the patient’s insurance company requesting prior approval for medication or reconsideration of a denial. The letter should generally contain information on the patient’s medical history and current treatment plan. You can download guidelines for writing a letter of medical necessity here.


Appointment of Representative Release Form
The appointment of representative release form is often required by insurance companies in the event of an appeal. This form allows Celgene Patient Support® to assist the patient with the appeals process. You can download the form here.

Appointment of Representative Release Form

Patient resources

There are many independent resources available that can help patients be more informed and involved during their treatment.

Celgene does not endorse any of these organizations or their communications.

These organizations can connect patients with other patients and support groups, and help them find out more information about their diagnosis and treatment options.

American Cancer Society (ACS) | 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) | www.cancer.org

CancerCare® Get You There | 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673) | www.cancercare.org

Cancer Hope Network | 1-877-HOPENET (1-877-467-3638) | www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Cancer Support Community | 1-888-793-9355 | www.cancersupportcommunity.org

International Myeloma Foundation | 1-800-452-2873 | www.myeloma.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | 1-800-955-4572 | www.lls.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation | 1-800-500-9976 | www.lymphoma.org

Mutliple Myeloma Research Foundation | 1-203-229-0464 | www.themmrf.org

National Cancer Institute | 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) | www.cancer.gov

Patient Access Network Foundation | 1-866-316-PANF (7263) | www.panfoundation.org

Patient Advocate Foundation | 1-800-532-5274 | www.patientadvocate.org

Other services patients may need include transportation services, having meals delivered to their home, and help with choosing an insurance plan or paying for coverage.


American Cancer Society | 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) | www.cancer.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation | 1-800-500-9976 |  www.lymphoma.org


Meals on Wheels Americawww.mealsonwheelsamerica.org


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | www.cms.gov

Disability.gov | www.disability.gov

Health Insurance Marketplace | 1-800-318-2596 | www.healthcare.gov

Patient Advocate Foundation | 1-866-512-3861; Option 1 | www.patientadvocate.org

Caregiver organizations are available to provide support groups, information, advice, and referrals to resources for local and long-distance caregiving.

Cancer Support Community | 1-888-793-9355 | www.cancersupportcommunity.org

Caregiver Action Network | 1-202-454-3970 | www.caregiveraction.org

Family Caregiver Alliance | 1-800-445-8106 | www.caregiver.org

National Alliance for Caregiving | 1-301-718-8444 | www.caregiving.org

Well Spouse® Association | 1-800-838-0879 | www.wellspouse.org