Back to Basics Webinar for Ancillary Providers

Posted June 10, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) will present “Back to Basics Webinar for Ancillary Providers”; a complimentary webinar covering the self-service electronic tools and features that can be accessed through the AvailityTM Web portal. This webinar will also include an overview of the Blue Cross Community OptionsSM and Commercial networks.

In this one-hour training session, BCBSIL will present an overview of electronic options that can help make doing business with BCBSIL faster and easier. Participants will learn how to:

  • Check real-time patient eligibility and benefits for BCBSIL members with the Availity Eligibility and Benefits tool
  • Access and utilize the Availity Claim Research Tool for enhanced BCBSIL claim status information

New and existing users are highly encouraged to attend. Existing users needing a refresher are also welcome. You do not have to be registered with Availity prior to attending. If you have questions or need assistance, email our Provider Education Consultants at

Register Today

To register now for this complimentary online training session hosted by BCBSIL, select a session date & time to register:   

June 16, 2016 - 11 a.m. to noon, (Durable Medical Equipment Providers) 

July 19, 2016 - 11 a.m. to noon, (Skilled Nursing Facility Providers) 

Aug. 9, 2016 2016 - 11 a.m. to noon, (Home Health Providers) 

Sept. 8, 2016 2016 - 11 a.m. to noon, (Orthotic/Prosthetic Providers) 

Availity is a trademark of Availity, L.L.C., a separate company that operates a health information network to provide electronic information exchange services to medical professionals. Availity provides administrative services to BCBSIL. BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by third party vendors such as Availity. If you have any questions about the products or services offered by such vendors, you should contact the vendor(s) directly.