Blue Review
A newsletter for contracting institutional and professional providers

July 2020

Provider Learning Opportunities

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) offers free workshops and webinars for the independently contracted providers who work with us. These trainings focus on electronic options and other helpful tools and resources. A preview of upcoming training sessions is included below. For more information, refer to our Webinars and Workshops page.

To register now for a webinar on the list below, click on your preferred session date.



Session Times:

Availity® Authorizations Tool
We are hosting one-hour webinar sessions for providers to learn how to electronically submit inpatient and outpatient benefit preauthorization requests handled by BCBSIL using Availity’s new Authorizations tool.
July 15, 2020
July 22, 2020
July 29, 2020
11 a.m. to noon

BCBSIL Back to Basics: ‘Availity 101’
Join us for a review of electronic transactions, provider tools and helpful online resources.

July 14, 2020
July 21, 2020
July 28, 2020

11 a.m. to noon

Availity Remittance Viewer and Reporting On-Demand
Have you heard? These online tools give providers and billing services a convenient way to view claim detail information from the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice (835 ERA) and the Provider Claim Summary (PCS). Attend a webinar to learn how to gain or grant access, conduct a search, view general and payer-specific information and save or print results.
July 16, 2020 11 a.m. to noon
Monthly Provider Hot Topics Webinar
These monthly webinars will be held through December 2020. They are customized for the BCBSIL contracted provider community. BCBSIL Provider Network Consultants (PNCs) will use this format to share upcoming initiatives, program changes and updates, as well as general network announcements.
July 15, 2020 10 to 11 a.m.

Availity also offers free webinars for their registered users. For a current listing of webinar topics, dates and times, registered Availity users may log on to the secure Availity provider portal – the Live Webinar Schedule is located under the Free Training tab. Not yet registered with Availity? Visit their website for details; or call Availity Client Services at 800-AVAILITY (282-4548) for help.