Enroll Now Through AvailityTM for Electronic Payment and Remittance Options
Posted November 22, 2016
Did you know providers can enroll and make necessary changes to the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) set up through the AvailityTM Web portal?
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the BCBSIL EFT and ERA enrollment process will be available online only, through Availity. The online EFT and ERA enrollment process through Availity can be completed in near real-time, without the inconvenience of downloading and faxing or mailing paper enrollment forms. Providers will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging the enrollment effective date and related information.
Advantages of enrolling for EFT:
- Quicker receipt of payments
- Greater security – no more risk of lost or stolen paper checks
- Direct deposit into the bank account of your choice
Advantages of enrolling for ERA:
- Faster remittance delivery
- Automatic posting capabilities
- Designate delivery to a specific clearinghouse or vendor
Once an organization is enrolled for ERA, providers and billing services also gain access to the Availity Remittance Viewer. This online tool permits users to search, view, save and print remittance information, even if the ERA is delivered to an appointed receiver. To learn more about the Remittance Viewer, go to the Remittance Viewer page in the Education and Reference Center/Provider Tools section.
Online EFT and ERA enrollment is available to registered Availity users. To register for Availity, simply go to availity.com and sign up today. There is no cost to register for Availity. For assistance with EFT and ERA enrollment through Availity, or to learn more about how to use the remittance viewer tool, contact a BCBSIL Provider Education Consultant at ECommerceHotline@bcbsil.com or 800-746-4614.
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.