Axumin Lost Dose Fee Announcement: May 11, 2020
As your partner in patient care, Alliance HealthCare Radiology is pleased to pass along news that an amended billing agreement with our Axumin supplier has been reached. Currently, the cost of a lost dose due to a no-show or missed scan is $4247 (+ delivery fees and taxes). Valid at the time of your attestation below, the lost dose fee amends to $150 (plus delivery fees and taxes).
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Sharing of this news represents progress in our combined efforts to elevate imaging options for patients with suspected recurrent prostate cancer.
Meeting clinician and referring provider expectations in providing outstanding care to each patient has always been the shared mission. As such, our entire team thanks you for your decision to launch Axumin, despite the financial risks initially involved. With this amended billing agreement, we will continue to partner in delivering the highest quality care.
- Why is the Axumin lost dose fee policy being revised now?
We heard feedback that the high cost of a lost Axumin dose has been a burden. Therefore, we have leveraged our buying position as the largest national PET/CT provider to pass along meaningful savings to you.
- Is the lost dose Axumin fee reduction permanent?
We expect the lost dose Axumin fee to be permanent. Collectively, we must all maintain the same care, consideration and diligence to prevent lost doses. . If our vendor changes their policy on the lost dose, we will promptly reach out to you to discuss the changes.
- When will the adjusted $150 fee be realized?
When you submit the attestation below, the revised fee schedule amends immediately.
I attest my understanding that the financial obligation of my organization related to the use of Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) – an advanced diagnostic imaging agent/radiotracer – is being amended. The current pass-thru cost of loss of dose for Axumin® is $4247, plus applicable delivery fees and taxes. The return of this attestation indicates my acknowledgment that the amended loss-of-dose fee is now $150, plus applicable delivery fees and taxes.
The return of this attestation also recognizes my agreement that:
- Every effort to avoid loss of dose will continue to occur
- In the event of an unused Axumin dose, my Alliance Radiology Manager of Operations will work with my facility in order to mitigate avoidable future lost doses.