Provider Alert! Prior authorization criteria for Voxzogo (Vosoritide)Texas Children's Health Plan
Date: June 15, 2022
Attention: All Providers
Subject: Prior authorization criteria for Voxzogo (Vosoritide)
Effective Date: July 15, 2022
Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated with the COVID-19 event. TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event.
Call to action: Effective July 15, 2022, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) will implement the Voxzogo clinical edit in-line with the Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) criteria. Voxzogo is a medication used to increase linear growth in children with achondroplasia who are 5 years of age and older with open epiphyses.
How this impacts providers: Effective July 15, 2022, prior authorization approval for Voxzogo will be considered once all the following criteria are met:
- Does the client have diagnosis of achondroplasia confirmed with genetic testing? [Manual]
[ ] Yes (Go to #2) [ ] No (Deny)
- Is this a renewal request?
[ ] Yes (Go to #4) [ ] No (Go to #3)
- Is the client greater than or equal to (≥) 5 years of age?
[ ] Yes (Go to #4) [ ] No (Deny)
- Does the client have open epiphyses? [Manual]
[ ] Yes (Go to #5) [ ] No (Deny)
- Does the client have an annualized growth velocity (AGV) greater than or equal to (≥) 1.5 cm/year? [Manual]
[ ] Yes (Go to #6) [ ] No (Deny)
- Does the client have an eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73m2 (CKD stages 3, 4 and 5)?
[ ] Yes (Deny) [ ] No (Approve – 365 days)
The following drugs will require a prior authorization:
|Drugs Requiring Prior Authorization|
|VOXZOGO 0.4 MG VIAL|
|VOXZOGO 0.56 MG VIAL|
|VOXZOGO 1.2 MG VIAL|
Next steps for providers: Providers can find prior authorization form for Voxzogo on Navitus page beginning July 15, 2022. Prescribers should also adjust their prescribing patterns accordingly and share this update with their staff.
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