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Agalsidase beta (Fabrazyme®) - Minnesota Health Care Programs

These services may or may not be covered by your HealthPartners plan. Please see your plan documents for your specific coverage information. If there is a difference between this general information and your plan documents, your plan documents will be used to determine your coverage.

Administrative Process

Fabrazyme® requires prior authorization from Pharmacy Administration.

Coverage

Fabrazyme® is generally covered subject to the indications listed below and per your plan documents.

Indications that are covered

Fabrazyme is generally covered when:

  1. Prescribed by a specialist; and,
  2. Prescribed for treatment of Fabry disease using the FDA-approved regimen of 1 mg/kg administered every two weeks; and,
  3. The patient and/or guardian has attested that they will adhere to the treatment plan

Initial approvals will be for twelve months.

Annual reauthorizations will require medical chart documentation that the patient has been seen within the past 12 months and that markers of disease are improved by therapy. These include but may not be limited to routine hematology and chemistry profiles to assess renal function and a statement of progress against therapy goals.

Definitions

Fabrazyme is indicated for use in patients with Fabry disease. Fabrazyme reduces globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) deposition in capillary endothelium of the kidney and certain other cell types.

If available, codes are listed below for informational purposes only, and do not guarantee member coverage or provider reimbursement. The list may not be all-inclusive.

HCPCS Codes

Codes

Description

J0180

Injection, agalsidase beta, 1mg

NDC Codes

Codes

Description

58468-0040-01

Fabrazyme 35 MG SOLR

58468-0041-01

Fabrazyme 5 MG SOLR

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Products

This information is for most, but not all, HealthPartners plans. Please read your plan documents to see if your plan has limits or will not cover some items. If there is a difference between this general information and your plan documents, your plan documents will be used to determine your coverage. These coverage criteria may not apply to Medicare Products if Medicare requires different coverage. For more information regarding Medicare coverage criteria or for a copy of a Medicare coverage policy, contact Member Services at 952-883-7979 or 1-800-233-9645.

References

  1. Fabrazyme Prescribing Information. Cambridge, MA. Genzyme Corporation, July 2010.

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Policy activity

  • 01/01/2017 - Date of origin
  • 01/01/2017 - Effective date
Review date
  • 11/2017

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