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Autoimmune, Immune-mediated and Collagen Vascular Diseases 2019-12-31T13:40:54+00:00

Autoimmune, Immune-mediated and Collagen Vascular Diseases

These are the AT&T CarePlus covered procedures and services effective January 1, 2019. Prior approval is required, please contact CarePlus customer care at 1-877-261-3340.


Autologous Stem Cell (including bone marrow) Transplant w/HDC
For additional (non-cancer) indications:

  • Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (rDEB)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)
For treatment of specific conditions consistent with guidelines published by recognized expert organizations (i.e., IOM, NICE, AAAAI) and medical specialty societies.


Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLTI) to Treat Mouth Lesions Caused by Pemphigus Vulgaris
Use of low-power lasers to treat lesions in the mouth caused by pemphigus vulgaris.

Note:  This service is effective 7/1/2018.


Off-label Use of Selzentry (maraviroc)
An HIV treatment, for the prevention of graft-versus-host during stem cell transplants.


Prochymal (remestemcel-L)
For treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease.


Rituxan (rituximab) and Truxima (rituximab-abbs) (Anti B-Cell) Therapy

For expanded list of indications-immune modulation, including:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Sclerosis