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Onpattro (patisiran lipid complex)

Policy Number: PH-0379

 

(Intravenous)

 

Last Review Date: 10/01/2019

Date of Origin: 09/05/2018

Dates Reviewed: 09/2018, 10/2019

  1. Length of Authorization

Coverage will be provided for six months and may be renewed.

  1. Dosing Limits

A.  Quantity Limit (max daily dose) [Pharmacy Benefit]:

  • Onpattro 10 mg injection: 3 vials every 3 weeks

B.  Max Units (per dose and over time) [Medical Benefit]:

  • 300 billable units every 3 weeks
  1. Initial Approval Criteria

Coverage is provided in the following conditions:

  • Must not be used in combination with other transthyretin (TTR) reducing agents (e.g., inotersen, tafamidis, etc.); AND

Polyneuropathy due to Hereditary Transthyretin-Mediated (hATTR) Amyloidosis /Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy (FAP) †

  • Patient must be at least 18 years old; AND
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  • Patient has a definitive diagnosis of hATTR amyloidosis/FAP as documented by one of the following:
    • Amyloid deposition on tissue biopsy; OR
    • Identification of a pathogenic TTR variant using molecular genetic testing; AND
  • Used for the treatment of polyneuropathy as demonstrated by at least TWO of the following criteria:
  • Subjective patient symptoms are suggestive of neuropathy
  • Abnormal nerve conduction studies are consistent with polyneuropathy
  • Abnormal neurological examination is suggestive of neuropathy; AND
  • Patient’s peripheral neuropathy is attributed to hATTR/FAP and other causes of neuropathy have been excluded; AND
  • Baseline in strength/weakness has been documented using an objective clinical measuring tool (e.g., Medical Research Council (MRC) muscle strength, etc.); AND
  • Patient has not been the recipient of an orthotopic liver transplant (OLT); AND
  • Patient is receiving supplementation with vitamin A at the recommended daily allowance

FDA Approved Indication(s); Compendium Recommended Indication(s)

  1. Renewal Criteria

Authorizations can be renewed based on the following criteria:

  • Patient continues to meet the criteria identified in section III; AND
  • Absence of unacceptable toxicity from the drug. Examples of unacceptable toxicity include the following: severe infusion-related reactions, ocular symptoms related to hypovitaminosis A, etc.; AND
  • Disease response compared to pre-treatment baseline as evidenced by stabilization or improvement in one or more of the following:
  • Signs and symptoms of neuropathy
  • MRC muscle strength
  1. Dosage/Administration

Indication

Dose

hATTR/ FAP

Recommended dosage:

  • Weight < 100 kg
  • 0.3 mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks
  • Weight ≥ 100 kg
  • 30 mg intravenously every 3 weeks

Preparing for Therapy:

  • Dosing is based on actual body weight
  • Patients should be premedicated with a corticosteroid, acetaminophen and antihistamines.
  • Infusion should be filtered and diluted and infused, via a pump, over at least 80 minutes.
  • Patients should receive vitamin A supplementation.
  1. Billing Code/Availability Information

HCPCS code:

  • J0222 - Injection, patisiran, 0.1 mg; 1 billable unit = 0.1 mg

NDC:

  • Onpattro 10 mg/5 mL single-dose vial: 71336-1000-xx
  1. References
  1. Onpattro [package insert]. Cambridge, MA; Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., August 2018. Accessed August 2019.
  2. Adams D, Gonzalez-Duarte A, O’Riordan WD, et al. Patisiran, an RNAi Therapeutic, for Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jul 5;379(1):11-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1716153
  3. Adams D, Suhr OB, Dyck PJ, et al. Trial design and rationale for APOLLO, a Phase 3, placebo-controlled study of patisiran in patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy. BMC Neurol. 2017;17(1):181
  4. Sekijima Y, Yoshida K, Tokuda T, et al. Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis. Gene Reviews. Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al., editors. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2018.
  5. Ando Y, Coelho T, Berk JL, et al. Guideline of transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis for clinicians. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013;8:31.

Appendix 1 – Covered Diagnosis Codes

ICD-10

ICD-10 Description

E85.1

Neuropathic heredofamilial amyloidosis

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) 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/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

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