How is Makena ordered?
Makena can be ordered through either of the specialty distributors listed below.
Please call for specific ordering instructions.
Makena is also available via drop shipment through your preferred wholesaler. If
you prefer to receive your order via drop shipment, please contact your wholesaler
directly for more information.
Obtain the correct claim requirements in writing from the patient's insurer
before submitting a claim for each weekly dose of Makena.
What are the payment terms?
When Makena is ordered—from CuraScript, Inc. or TheraCom—the payment terms allow
90 days to pay for the product.
What is the return policy?
Under certain circumstances, Makena may be returned for credit when purchased through
CuraScript, Inc., TheraCom, or via drop shipment. The policy has certain limitations
and applies to opened, partially used vials with expired doses that are not billable.
Please call the Makena Care Connection® to obtain the Return Request Form and next
Click here for the Makena Return Policy.
The storage guidelines state that doses need to be used within 5 weeks after
the first use. Unused, expired product can be returned for credit.
Is 340B/PHS pricing available?
Yes. 340B-eligible hospitals and other eligible facilities can obtain Makena through
CuraScript, Inc. or TheraCom with 90-day payment terms.
Is Makena available at the list price per vial or is it priced higher due to distributor
Makena is purchased at the product acquisition price (ie, list price/WAC, or 340B
pricing for eligible hospitals) with 90-day payment terms. There are no distributor
markups when Makena is purchased through CuraScript, Inc. or TheraCom.
Are drop shipments available?
Yes. Drop shipments from wholesalers are available. Drop shipment capabilities must
be established between the wholesaler and the specialty distributor (CuraScript,
Inc. or TheraCom). Payment terms are governed by the Customer/Wholesaler agreement,
independent of the Makena specialty distributors.
What codes are needed to submit claims for Makena?
Refer to the billing
and coding procedures. When verifying a patient’s insurance benefits, confirm the
codes required by the payer, as the required codes may vary.
Confirm patient benefits and the correct payer-specific codes for each
patient to help prevent errors and ensure timely reimbursement.
If Makena is purchased and stocked, do patients still have access to the Makena
Patient Assistance Program?
Yes. If a patient cannot afford her co-pay, she should contact the Makena Care Connection
(1-800-847-3418) directly to assess her eligibility. The patient should let the
Care Coordinator at the Makena Care Connection know that she is receiving Makena
and is in need of
How is Makena insurance coverage determined for a specific patient?
If Makena is ordered and stocked in the office, contact the individual’s payer/insurer
and conduct the benefits investigation. If the prescription is processed via specialty
pharmacy, the patient’s benefits will be investigated by the Makena Care Connection
or the specialty pharmacy. The prescription will be processed accordingly.
What happens if a patient does not have insurance?
If the patient is uninsured, a Referral/Prescription Form
should be submitted to the Makena Care Connection with the “Patient does not have
insurance” box checked in Step 1. She will immediately be assessed for participation
in the Makena Patient Assistance Program.
For additional questions, please contact the Makena Care Connection
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