BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medical Policy Manual

Burosumab-twza

NDC CODE(S)

69794-0102-XX Crysvita 10 MG/ML SOLN (ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL)

69794-0203-XX Crysvita 20 MG/ML SOLN (ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL)

69794-0304-XX Crysvita 30 MG/ML SOLN (ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL)

DESCRIPTION

Burosumab-twza is a human immunoglobulin G subclass 1 (IgG1), anti-human fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) antibody produced by recombinant DNA technology using Chinese hamster ovary cells.  It was developed to treat a rare disease, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH).  XLH is a rare, inherited form of rickets which causes low levels of phosphorus in the blood leading to impaired bone growth and development in children and adolescents as well as lifelong bone mineralization problems.

XLH differs from other forms of rickets in that standard vitamin D therapy is not effective treatment.  XLH is caused by excess fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) which suppresses renal tubular phosphate reabsorption and the renal production of 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D. Burosumab-twza binds to and inhibits the biological activity of FGF23 restoring renal phosphate reabsorption and increasing the serum concentration of 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D.

POLICY

MEDICAL APPROPRIATENESS

INITIAL APPROVAL

* Note: Phosphorous levels should be obtained fasting for 12 hours or more without food or drink except for water and after an adequate washout period after supplements; lab values (i.e. GFR, phosphorous, TmP/GFR) should be obtained within 28 days of the date of administration.

RENEWAL CRITERIA

INDICATION(S)

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

 

X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)

Pediatric - Starting dose regimen is 0.8 mg/kg of body weight rounded to the nearest 10 mg, administered every two weeks. The minimum starting dose is 10 mg up to a maximum dose of 90 mg.

Measure fasting serum phosphorus every 4 weeks for the first 3 months of treatment, and thereafter as appropriate. If serum phosphorus is above the lower limit of the reference range for age and below 5 mg/dL, continue treatment with the same dose.

 

Adult - Dose regimen is 1 mg/kg body weight rounded to the nearest 10 mg up to a maximum dose of 90 mg administered every four weeks.

Assess fasting serum phosphorus on a monthly basis, measured 2 weeks post-dose, for the first 3 months of treatment, and thereafter as appropriate. If serum phosphorus is within the normal range, continue with the same dose.

Do not adjust Crysvita more frequently than every 4 weeks.

Crysvita must be administered via subcutaneous injection by a healthcare provider.

LENGTH OF AUTHORIZATION

Coverage will be provided for six months and may be renewed may be renewed every 12 months thereafter

Refer to DOSAGE LIMITS below

APPLICABLE TENNESSEE STATE MANDATE REQUIREMENTS

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medical Policy complies with Tennessee Code Annotated Section 56-7-2352 regarding coverage of off-label indications of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs when the off-label use is recognized in one of the statutorily recognized standard reference compendia or in the published peer-reviewed medical literature.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

For appropriate chemotherapy regimens, dosage information, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and monitoring information, please refer to one of the standard reference compendia (e.g., the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, Drugdex Evaluations of Micromedex Solutions at Truven Health, or The American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information).

SOURCES

Carpenter, T. O., Whyte, M. P., Imel, E. A., Boot, A. M., Högler, W., Linglart, A., et al. (2018, May). Burosumab therapy in children with X-linked hypophosphatemia. The New England Journal of Medicine, 378 (21), 1987-1998.

Lexicomp Online. (2019). AHFS DI. Burosumab-twza. Retrieved February 20, 2019 from Lexicomp Online with AHFS.

MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series. Drugdex Evaluations. (2019, January). Fluocinolone. Retrieved February 20, 2019 from MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series.

Ruppe, M. D. (2012, February updated 2017, April). X-Linked Hypophosphatemia. In: Adam, M. P., Ardinger, H. H., Pagon, R.A., et al., eds., GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018 from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83985/.

U. S. Food and Drug Administration. (2018, April). Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Crysvita® (burosumab-twza) injection, for subcutaneous use. Retrieved February 20, 2019 from https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/761068s000lbl.pdf.

ORIGINAL EFFECTIVE DATE: 5/25/2018

MOST RECENT REVIEW DATE:  6/30/2019

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DOSAGE LIMITS

Maximum billable units per dose and over time by indication as a Medical Benefit; 1 billable unit = 1 mg

DIAGNOSIS

MAXIMUM UNITS

X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH)

90 mg every 14 days (pediatrics)

90 mg every 28 days (adults)