Burosumab-twza (Crysvita®) is a human immunoglobulin G subclass 1 (IgG1), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) in adult and pediatric individuals one (1) year of age and older.
XLH is caused by excess FGF23 which suppresses renal tubular phosphate reabsorption and the renal production of 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D.
X-linked hypophosphatemia has also been referred to as X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets, Hypoposphatemic rickets, X-linked dominant hypophosphatemic rickets (XLHR), X-linked rickets (XLR), Vitamin D-resistant rickets, X-linked Vitamin D-resistant rickets (VDRR), Hypophosphatemic vitamin D-resistant rickets (HPDR), Phosphate diabetes, and Familial hypophosphatemic rickets.
Coverage is subject to the specific terms of the member’s benefit plan.
Federal Employee Program members (FEP) should check with their Retail Pharmacy Program to determine if prior approval is required by calling the Retail Pharmacy Program at 1-800-624-5060 (TTY: 1-800-624-5077). FEP members can also obtain the list through the www.fepblue.org website.
Burosumab (Crysvita) is considered medically necessary in adult and pediatric individuals six (6) months of age or older who meet ALL of the following:
Continuation of therapy with burosumab (Crysvita) after twelve (12) months may be considered medically necessary for the treatment of an individual with documented diagnosis of XLH when the following criteria are met:
The use of burosumab (Crysvita) is considered experimental/investigational and, therefore, non-covered for all other indications. Scientific literature does not support its use for other indications.
NOTE: In addition to the above criteria, product specific dosage and/or frequency limits may apply in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved product prescribing information, national compendia, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other peer reviewed resources or evidence-based guidelines. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota may deny, in full or in part, reimbursement for utilization that does not fall within the applicable dosage and/or frequency limits.
Internal Medical Policy Committee 1-22-2020 Annual Review
Current medical policy is to be used in determining a Member's contract benefits on the date that services are rendered. Contract language, including definitions and specific inclusions/exclusions, as well as state and federal law, must be considered in determining eligibility for coverage. Members must consult their applicable benefit plans or contact a Member Services representative for specific coverage information. Likewise, medical policy, which addresses the issue(s) in any specific case, should be considered before utilizing medical opinion in adjudication. Medical technology is constantly evolving and the Company reserves the right to review and update medical policy periodically.