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Polivy™ (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq) (Intravenous)

Policy Number: VP-0482

Last Review Date: 07/01/2021

Date of Origin: 07/01/2019

Dates Reviewed: 07/2019, 09/2019, 07/2020, 12/2020, 07/2021

FOR PEEHIP Members Only -Coverage excludes the provider-administered medication(s) outlined in this drug policy from being accessed through a specialty pharmacy. It must be obtained through buy and bill.

I. Length of Authorization

Coverage will be provided for six months (up to 6 cycles of therapy) and may NOT be renewed.

II. Dosing Limits

  1. Quantity Limit (max daily dose) [NDC Unit]:
  • Polivy 30 mg single-dose vial: 2 vials per 21 days
  • Polivy 140 mg single-dose vial: 1 vial per 21 days
  1. Max Units (per dose and over time) [HCPCS Unit]:
  • 200 billable units every 21 days

III. Initial Approval Criteria 1

Coverage is provided in the following conditions:

  • Patient is at least 18 years of age; AND

Universal Criteria 1,3

  • Patient will receive prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and herpesvirus; AND
  • Patient does not currently have Grade ≥ 2 peripheral neuropathy; AND
  • Patient does not have CNS lymphoma; AND

B-Cell Lymphomas † ‡ 1,2,3,4

    • Patient has diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)Ф or high-grade B-cell lymphoma (high-grade includes with translocations of MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6 and not otherwise specified); AND
      • Patient has partial response, no response, relapsed, progressive or refractory disease; AND
      • Patient is not a candidate for stem cell transplant; AND
      • Used as a single agent or in combination with bendamustine and/or rituximab; AND
      • Used as subsequent treatment; OR
    • Patient has low-grade (grade 1, 2) follicular lymphoma (FL); AND
      • Patient has progressive or refractory disease; AND
      • Used as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine and/or rituximab; AND
      • Used as subsequent treatment; OR
    • Patient has monomorphic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (B-cell type); AND
      • Patient has partial response, persistent disease, or progressive disease; AND
      • Used as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine and/or rituximab; AND
      • Used as subsequent treatment after at least two prior lines of chemoimmunotherapy**; OR
    • Patient has AIDS-related B-cell lymphoma; AND
      • Used as subsequent treatment; AND
        • Used as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine (with or without rituximab); AND
                •  
          • Patient has relapsed AIDS-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, primary effusion lymphoma, or HHV8-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (NOS); OR
        • Used as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine; AND
                •  
          • Patient has relapsed AIDS-related plasmablastic lymphoma and is not a candidate for transplant; OR
    • Patient has histologic transformation disease; AND
      • Used as a single-agent or in combination with bendamustine and/or rituximab; AND
        • Patient has transformation of FL to DLBCL without translocations of MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6; AND
                •  
          • Patient had minimal or no chemoimmunotherapy prior to histologic transformation to DLBCL and have no response or progressive disease after chemoimmunotherapy; OR
          • Patient had multiple prior therapies including ≥2 lines of chemoimmunotherapy for indolent or transformed disease; OR
        • Patient has transformation nodal marginal zone lymphoma to DLBCL; AND
                •  
          • Patient had multiple prior therapies including ≥2 lines of chemoimmunotherapy for indolent or transformed disease

(**Note: For patients with relapsed disease who received prior bendamustine, response duration must have been >1 year)

FDA Approved Indication(s), Compendia Recommended Indication(s); Ф Orphan Drug

IV. Renewal Criteria 1,3,4

Coverage cannot be renewed.

V. Dosage/Administration 1,3,4

Indication

Dose

DLBCL

The recommended dose of Polivy is 1.8 mg/kg administered as an intravenous infusion every 21 days for 6 cycles in combination with bendamustine and rituximab product.

Administer Polivy, bendamustine, and rituximab product in any order on Day 1 of each cycle.

All Other Indications

The recommended dose of Polivy is 1.8 mg/kg administered as an intravenous infusion every 21 days for 6 cycles.

VI. Billing Code/Availability Information

HCPCS code:

  • J9309 – Injection, polatuzumab vedotin-piiq 1 mg; 1 mg = 1 billable unit

NDC:

  • Polivy 30 mg lyophilized powder for injection, single-use vial: 50242-0103-xx
  • Polivy 140 mg lyophilized powder for injection, single-use vial: 50242-0105-xx

VII. References

  1. Polivy [package insert]. South San Francisco, CA; Genentech, Inc; September 2020. Accessed June 2021.
  2. Referenced with permission from the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium®) for polatuzumab vedotin.  National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2021.  The NCCN Compendium® is a derivative work of the NCCN Guidelines®. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, and NCCN GUIDELINES® are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. To view the most recent and complete version of the Compendium, go online to NCCN.org. Accessed June 2021.
  3. Sehn LH, Kamdar M, Herrera AF, et al. Randomized phase 2 trial of polatuzumab vedotin (pola) with bendamustine and rituximab (BR) in relapsed/refractory (r/r) FL and DLBCL. J  Clin Oncol 2018; 36:15_suppl, 7507-7507 
  4. Sehn LH, Herrera AF, Matasar MJ, et al. Polatuzumab vedotin (Pola) plus bendamustine (B) with rituximab (R) or obinutuzumab (G) in relapsed/refractory (R/R) Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL): Updated results of a phase (Ph) Ib/II study (abstract). Blood 2018;132:Abstract 1683.

Appendix 1 – Covered Diagnosis Codes

ICD-10

ICD-10 Description

C82.00

Follicular lymphoma grade I, unspecified site

C82.01

Follicular lymphoma grade I, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.02

Follicular lymphoma, grade I, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.03

Follicular lymphoma grade I, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.04

Follicular lymphoma grade I, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.05

Follicular lymphoma grade I, lymph nodes of inguinal regional and lower limb

C82.06

Follicular lymphoma grade I, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.07

Follicular lymphoma grade I, spleen

C82.08

Follicular lymphoma grade I, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.09

Follicular lymphoma grade I, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.10

Follicular lymphoma grade II, unspecified site

C82.11

Follicular lymphoma grade II, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.12

Follicular lymphoma, grade II, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.13

Follicular lymphoma grade II, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.14

Follicular lymphoma grade II, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.15

Follicular lymphoma grade II, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.16

Follicular lymphoma grade II, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.17

Follicular lymphoma grade II, spleen

C82.18

Follicular lymphoma grade II, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.19

Follicular lymphoma grade II, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.20

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, unspecified site

C82.21

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.22

Follicular lymphoma, grade III, unspecified, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.23

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.24

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.25

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.26

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.27

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, spleen

C82.28

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.29

Follicular lymphoma grade III, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.30

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, unspecified site

C82.31

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.32

Follicular lymphoma, grade IIIa, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.33

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.34

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.35

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.36

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.37

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, spleen

C82.38

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.39

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIa, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.40

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, unspecified site

C82.41

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.42

Follicular lymphoma, grade IIIb, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.43

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.44

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.45

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.46

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.47

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, spleen

C82.48

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.49

Follicular lymphoma grade IIIb, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.50

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, unspecified site

C82.51

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.52

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.53

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.54

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.55

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.56

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.57

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, spleen

C82.58

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.59

Diffuse follicle center lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.60

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, unspecified site

C82.61

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.62

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.63

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.64

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.65

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.66

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.67

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, spleen

C82.68

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.69

Cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.80

Other types of follicular lymphoma, unspecified site

C82.81

Other types of follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.82

Other types of follicular lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.83

Other types of follicular lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.84

Other types of follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.85

Other types of follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.86

Other types of follicular lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.87

Other types of follicular lymphoma, spleen

C82.88

Other types of follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.89

Other types of follicular lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C82.90

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, unspecified site

C82.91

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C82.92

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C82.93

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C82.94

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C82.95

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C82.96

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C82.97

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, spleen

C82.98

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C82.99

Follicular lymphoma, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites

C83.30

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma unspecified site

C83.31

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck

C83.32

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma intrathoracic lymph nodes

C83.33

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C83.34

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C83.35

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C83.36

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma intrapelvic lymph nodes

C83.37

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, spleen

C83.38

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma lymph nodes of multiple sites

C83.39

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma extranodal and solid organ sites

C83.80

Other non-follicular lymphoma, unspecified site

C83.81

Other non-follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C83.82

Other non-follicular lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C83.83

Other non-follicular lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C83.84

Other non-follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C83.85

Other non-follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C83.86

Other non-follicular lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C83.87

Other non-follicular lymphoma, spleen

C83.88

Other non-follicular lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C83.89

Other non-follicular lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C83.90

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified site

C83.91

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified lymph nodes of head, face, and neck

C83.92

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified intrathoracic lymph nodes

C83.93

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C83.94

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C83.95

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C83.96

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified intrapelvic lymph nodes

C83.97

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified spleen

C83.98

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified lymph nodes of multiple sites

C83.99

Non-follicular (diffuse) lymphoma, unspecified extranodal and solid organ sites

C85.10

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, unspecified site

C85.11

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face, and neck

C85.12

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C85.13

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C85.14

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C85.15

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C85.16

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C85.17

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, spleen

C85.18

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C85.19

Unspecified B-cell lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C85.20

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, unspecified site

C85.21

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C85.22

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C85.23

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C85.24

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C85.25

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region and lower limb

C85.26

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C85.27

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, spleen

C85.28

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C85.29

Mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

C85.80

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified site

C85.81

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of head, face and neck

C85.82

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, intrathoracic lymph nodes

C85.83

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, intra-abdominal lymph nodes

C85.84

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of axilla and upper limb

C85.85

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of inguinal region of lower limb

C85.86

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, intrapelvic lymph nodes

C85.87

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, spleen

C85.88

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph nodes of multiple sites

C85.89

Other specified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, extranodal and solid organ sites

D47.Z1

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)

Appendix 2 – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medicare coverage for outpatient (Part B) drugs is outlined in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub. 100-2), Chapter 15, §50 Drugs and Biologicals. In addition, National Coverage Determination (NCD), Local Coverage Articles (LCAs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) may exist and compliance with these policies is required where applicable. They can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/search/advanced-search.aspx. Additional indications may be covered at the discretion of the health plan.

Medicare Part B Covered Diagnosis Codes (applicable to existing NCD/LCA/LCD): N/A

Medicare Part B Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction

Applicable State/US Territory

Contractor

E (1)

CA, HI, NV, AS, GU, CNMI

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC

F (2 & 3)

AK, WA, OR, ID, ND, SD, MT, WY, UT, AZ

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC

5

KS, NE, IA, MO

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp (WPS)

6

MN, WI, IL

National Government Services, Inc. (NGS)

H (4 & 7)

LA, AR, MS, TX, OK, CO, NM

Novitas Solutions, Inc.

8

MI, IN

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp (WPS)

N (9)

FL, PR, VI

First Coast Service Options, Inc.

J (10)

TN, GA, AL

Palmetto GBA, LLC

M (11)

NC, SC, WV, VA (excluding below)

Palmetto GBA, LLC

L (12)

DE, MD, PA, NJ, DC (includes Arlington & Fairfax counties and the city of Alexandria in VA)

Novitas Solutions, Inc.

K (13 & 14)

NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, ME, NH

National Government Services, Inc. (NGS)

15

KY, OH

CGS Administrators, LLC