This version of the policy will become effective 06/03/2019.
This policy has been updated to be consistent with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling. Dosing and frequency requirements were added for all the agents. Laboratory and/or genetic testing was added for all diagnoses. Code S9357 (Home infusion therapy, enzyme replacement intravenous therapy) was removed from the policy document, but remains eligible for administration in a home setting.
When services can be administered in various settings, the Company reserves the right to reimburse only those services that are furnished in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that is appropriate to the member’s medical needs and condition. This decision is based on the member’s current medical condition and any required monitoring or additional services that may coincide with the delivery of this service.
This Medical Policy Bulletin document describes the status of medical technology at the time the document was developed. Since that time, new technology may have emerged or new medical literature may have been published. This Medical Policy Bulletin will be reviewed regularly and be updated as scientific and medical literature becomes available. For more information on how Medical Policy Bulletins are developed, go to the About This Site section of this Medical Policy Web site.
Policy: 07.00.20f:Routine Costs Associated with Qualifying Clinical Trials
Policy: 08.00.15e:Off-label Coverage for Prescription Drugs and/or Biologics