La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Announces Receipt of New Technology Add-on Payment Coverage for GIAPREZA
The CMS NTAP program provides additional reimbursement to hospitals beyond the
In the final rule concerning Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2019, CMS states that: “Based on the data provided by the applicant and consideration of the public comments we received, we agree with the applicant and the commenters that GIAPREZA™ represents a substantial clinical improvement over existing technologies because it quickly and effectively raises MAP while allowing for a reduction in other vasopressors.”
“The receipt of NTAP coverage for GIAPREZA reaffirms the need for innovative treatment options for patients with septic shock and recognizes GIAPREZA’s potential as a significant medical advancement,” said
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Warnings and Precautions
There is a potential for venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events in patients who receive GIAPREZA. Use concurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis.
The most common adverse reactions that were reported in greater than 10% of GIAPREZA-treated patients were thromboembolic events.
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may increase response to GIAPREZA.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) may reduce response to GIAPREZA.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
For additional information, please see Full Prescribing Information.
About Shock and Septic or Other Distributive Shock
Over 1 million Americans are affected by shock on an annual basis, with 1 in 3 patients being treated for shock in the intensive care unit. Distributive shock is the most common type of shock in the inpatient setting with approximately 800,000 distributive shock cases in
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