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.
The use of romosozumab (Evenity) may be considered medically necessary for use in post-menopausal women when all of the following criteria are met:
- Diagnosis of osteoporosis; and
- Individual is determined to be at high risk for fracture as defined by ONE of the following:
- Individual has a bone mineral density (BMD) T-score of less than or equal to -2.5; or
- Individual has a history of previous hip or vertebral fractures; or
- Individual is 40 years of age and older, has BMD T-score between -1 and -2.5, and has a history of glucocorticoid use for at least three (3) months at a dose of 5mg per day or more of prednisone (or equivalent); or
- Individual has ALL of the following:
- Individual has BMD T-score between -1 and -2.5; and
- ONE of the following utilizing the Fracture Risk Algorithm (FRAX) calculator:
- FRAX 10-year risk of major osteoporotic fracture at 20% or more; or
- FRAX 10-year risk of hip fracture at 3% or more; and
- Individual has experienced therapeutic failure, contraindication, or intolerance to at least one bisphosphonate; and
- Individual is not receiving romosozumab (Evenity) in combination with ANY of the following:
- Parathyroid hormone analogs (e.g., Forteo, Tymlos); or
- RANKL inhibitors (e.g., Prolia, Xgeva); and
- Romosozumab (Evenity) is limited to 12 injections per lifetime.
The use of romosozumab (Evenity) for any other indication is considered experimental/investigational, and therefore non-covered. Scientific evidence does not support its use for any other indications.