Conditions for Which Apheresis is Reimbursable (Not Considered Investigative)
Leukemia (acute debulking or blast crisis)
Leukemia (chronic myelogenous)
Hairy-cell Leukemia (for maintenance)
Thrombocytosis (symptomatic or presurgical)
Sickle-cell disease

Acquired myasthenia gravis
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)
Eaton-Lambert syndrome
Progressive systemic sclerosis (sclerosis): refractory

Waldenstrom's (Primary) macroglobulinemia
Myeloma with renal failure
Hyperviscosity syndrome
Cryoglobulinemia (refractory)
Vasculities: Life-threatening or organ- threatening

Overdose with certain drugs
Thyroid storm or Thyroid hormone overdose
Cholestasis with intractable pruritus
Familial homozygous hyperlipidemia, type II A
Refsum's disease

Goodpasture's syndrome (Without anuria or with pulmonary hemorrhage)
Glomerulonephrities (rapidly progressive secondary to vasculitis or idiopathic, rapidly progressive type)

Rheumatoid vasculitis, With neuropathy
Progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), when refractory

Polymyositis (refractory to corticosteroids)
Dermatomyositis (refractory to corticosteroids)
Posttransfusion purpura
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Maternal-fetal incompatibility (high risk of fetal death-early delivery or IUT not possible)
Coagulation factor inhibitors (Conventional therapy has failed, significant bleeding requiring medication or elective surgery is planned)

ABO-incompatible bone marrow transplantation

Pemphigus vulgaris: refractory

 

 

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