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Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa)

Policy Number: PH-0105

Intravenous

 

Last Review Date: 07/01/2020

Date of Origin:  03/07/2013

Dates Reviewed: 12/2013, 02/2014, 09/2014, 07/2015, 07/2016, 08/2016, 08/2017, 07/2018, 07/2019, 07/2020

  1. Length of Authorization

Coverage will be for 12 months and may be renewed.

  1. Dosing Limits

A.  Quantity Limit (max daily dose) [NDC unit]:

  • Elelyso 200 unit powder for injection: 35 vials every 14 days

B.  Max Units (per dose and over time) [HCPCS Unit]:

  • 700 billable units every 14 days
  1. Initial Approval Criteria 1,9,10,11,12,13

Coverage is provided in the following conditions:

  • Patient at least 4 years of age; AND

Universal Criteria

  • Must be used as a single agent; AND

Type 1 Gaucher’s Disease † Ф

  • Patient has a documented diagnosis of Type 1 Gaucher Disease as confirmed by a beta-glucosidase leukocyte (BGL) test with significantly reduced or absent glucocerebrosidase enzyme activity; AND
  • Adults only (i.e., patients at least 18 years or older): Patient’s disease results in one or more of the following:
  • Moderate to severe hepatomegaly (liver size 1.25 or more times normal) or splenomegaly (spleen size 5 or more times normal); OR
  • Skeletal disease (e.g. lesions, remodeling defects and/or deformity of long bones, osteopenia/osteoporosis, etc.); OR
  • Symptomatic disease(e.g. bone pain, fatigue dyspnea, angina, abdominal distension, diminished quality of life, etc.); OR
  • Thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than or equal to 120,000/mm3)

FDA Approved Indication(s), Ф Orphan Drug

  1. Renewal Criteria 1,9,10,11,12,13
  • Patient continues to meet the universal and other indication-specific relevant criteria identified in section III; AND
  • Disease response as indicated by one or more of the following (compared to pre-treatment baseline):
    • Improvement in symptoms (e.g. bone pain, fatigue, dyspnea, angina, abdominal distension, diminished quality of life, etc.)
    • Reduction in size of liver or spleen
    • Improvement in hemoglobin/anemia
    • Improvement in skeletal disease (e.g. increase in lumbar spine and/or femoral neck BMD, no bone crises or bone fractures, etc.)
    • Improvement in platelet counts; AND
  • Absence of unacceptable toxicity from the drug. Examples of unacceptable toxicity include severe hypersensitivity reactions, etc.
  1. Dosage/Administration

    Indication

    Dose

    Type 1 Gaucher Disease

    Up to 60 units/kg every other week as a 60-120-minute intravenous infusion

  2. Billing Code/Availability Information

HCPCS code:

  • J3060 – Injection, taliglucerase alfa, 10 units; 1 billable unit = 10 units

NDC:

  • Elelyso 200 unit powder for injection, single-use vial: 00069-0106-xx
  1. References
  1. Elelyso [package insert]. New York, NY; Pfizer Inc;October 2019. Accessed May 2020
  2. Anderson HC, et al. Consensus Statement by the International Collaborative Gaucher Group (ICGG) U.S. Coordinators on Individualization of ERT for Type-1 Gaucher Disease. September, 2000.
  3. Charrow, et al. Gaucher Disease: Recommendations on Diagnosis, Evaluation and Monitoring (Special Article). Archives of Internal Medicine 1998; 158:1754-1760.
  4. Pastores GM, Weinreb NJ, Aerts H, et al. Therapeutic goals in the treatment of Gaucher disease. Semin Hematol 2004; 41:4.
  5. Baldellou A, Andria G, Campbell PE, et al. Paediatric non-neuronopathic Gaucher disease: recommendations for treatment and monitoring. Eur J Pediatr 2004; 163:67.
  6. Charrow J, Andersson HC, Kaplan P, et al. The Gaucher Registry: Demographics and disease characteristics of 1698 patients with Gaucher disease. Arch Intern Med 2000; 160:2835.
  7. Martins AM, Valadares ER, Porta G, et al. Recommendations on diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring for Gaucher disease. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4 Suppl):S10-8.
  8. Kaplan P, Baris H, De Meirleir L, et al. Revised recommendations for the management of Gaucher disease in children. Eur J Pediatr. 2013 Apr;172(4):447-58: doi: 10.1007/s00431-012-1771-z. Epub 2012 Jul 8
  9. Zimran A, Duran G, Mehta A, et al. Long-term Efficacy and Safety Results of Taliglucerase Alfa Up to 36 Months in Adult Treatment-Naïve Patients With Gaucher Disease. Am J Hematol. 2016 Jul;91(7):656-60. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24369. Epub 2016 Apr 24.
  10. Zimran A, Almon E, Chertkoff R, et al. Pivotal Trial With Plant Cell-Expressed Recombinant Glucocerebrosidase, Taliglucerase Alfa, a Novel Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Gaucher Disease. Blood 2011 Nov 24;118(22):5767-73. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-07-366955. Epub 2011 Sep 6.
  11. Pastores G, Petakov M, Giraldo P, et al. A Phase 3, Multicenter, Open-Label, Switchover Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Taliglucerase Alfa, a Plant Cell-Expressed Recombinant Human Glucocerebrosidase, in Adult and Pediatric Patients With Gaucher Disease Previously Treated With Imiglucerase Blood Cells Mol Dis 2014 Dec;53(4):253-60. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 Jun 18.
  12. Biegstraaten M, Cox TM, Belmatoug N, et al. Management goals for type 1 Gaucher disease: An expert consensus document from the European working group on Gaucher disease. Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases 68 (2018) 203-208.
  13. DuaPuri R, Kapoor S, Kishnani PS, et al. Diagnosis and Management of Gaucher Disease in India – Consensus Guidelines of the Gaucher Disease Task Force of the Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Indian Pediatrics. 5;2018: 143-153.

Appendix 1 – Covered Diagnosis Codes

ICD-10

ICD-10 Description

E75.22

Gaucher disease

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 Determinations (LCDs), and Local Coverage Article 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/LCD/LCA): 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

 

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