Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate) is prescribed to treat specific blood clotting problems. It’s usually given in a hospital in emergency situations. Kcentra’s cost may depend on dosage, whether you have health insurance, and other factors.
The price you pay for Kcentra can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan and your insurance coverage (if you have it). It will also depend on what you have to pay for a hospital visit to receive your Kcentra infusion.
To find out how much you’ll pay for Kcentra, talk with your hospital’s billing office.
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Kcentra is a biologic drug, which means it’s made from parts of living organisms. It doesn’t come in a biosimilar form. Biosimilars are like generic drugs. Unlike generics, which are made for nonbiologic drugs, biosimilars are made for biologic drugs.
Why is there such a cost difference between biologic drugs and biosimilar drugs?
Biologic drugs can be expensive because of the research and testing needed to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The manufacturer of a biologic drug can sell it exclusively for up to
12 years. When the biologic drug’s patent expires, other drugmakers can create biosimilar versions. This competition in the market may lead to lower costs for biosimilars. And because biosimilars are very similar to biologic drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower costs for biosimilars.
If you need help covering the cost of Kcentra or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services. But keep in mind that coupons aren’t usually available for medications such as Kcentra, which are only given in a hospital.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with the hospital’s billing office.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Kcentra and cost.
How does the cost of Kcentra compare with that of similar drugs, such as Andexxa or Feiba?
The cost of Kcentra compared with the cost of Andexxa or Feiba can depend on several factors. Kcentra, Andexxa, and Feiba are all blood clotting drugs prescribed for different reasons.
The number of doses a person requires can affect the cost of these drugs. For example, doctors only administer Kcentra and Andexxa in emergency situations. Usually, a person needs only one dose. But Feiba treats different blood clotting problems that may require dosing every 2 days.
Other factors that may affect how much you pay include:
- whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
- how long your treatment lasts
If you have questions about the cost of Kcentra compared with the cost of similar medications, talk with the hospital’s billing office. They can share more details about treatment costs based on your specific situation.
How much does Kcentra cost without insurance?
What you’ll pay for Kcentra without insurance depends on several factors. Generally, your cost will be higher without insurance.
Factors that could affect your cost include your treatment plan and dosage.
To find out the exact cost of Kcentra without insurance, ask the hospital’s billing office.
Sites such as Optum Perks* give price estimates for certain medications when you use coupons from the site. But it’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used for Kcentra. This is because the drug is given only by a healthcare professional in a hospital.
* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover certain medications. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss certain drugs in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered.
However, Kcentra is given in emergency situations in a hospital setting. It’s unlikely that the drug will require prior authorization before you receive treatment.
Be sure to ask the hospital’s billing office if you have questions about Kcentra and prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of Kcentra, talk with the hospital’s billing office. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. If you have health insurance, the billing office may talk with your insurance provider about the actual cost for Kcentra.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor include:
- Which alternative treatments that cost less than Kcentra can reverse the effects of warfarin?
- Is Kcentra covered by Medicare?
- How can I get reimbursed for the cost of the Kcentra I received?
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