Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is proud to offer complimentary educational webinars to our provider community.
These online training sessions will give you the flexibility to attend live sessions via desktop instead of incurring travel costs attending a workshop hosted in another facility. Provider billers, utilization areas, administrative departments, etc will all benefit from these webinars. They have been separated into specific topics of interest and will give you the opportunity to decide what best fits your needs. These topics are suggested for new contracting providers, however all providers are welcome to attend.


Participating providers may enroll in any of the available webinars by simply selecting the course of choice and completing the registration process. 


For complete course description and prerequisite, please select any of the courses below.

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.


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


If you are unable to pre-register for a webinar, please return to this page and click on the date and time for your preferred session. The “Join” button will become active at the scheduled start time of the meeting.


Feb. 9, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

Feb. 16, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

Feb. 23, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

March 1, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

March 8, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

March 16, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

March 23, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT 

Health care changes can be puzzling. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Provider Network Relations team can help you put the pieces together. We are pleased to present specialized webinar sessions for BCBSIL contracted professional providers.


Offered as a follow-up to the professional provider workshops offered earlier this year, these webinars will include a discussion about health care reform-related initiatives and enable providers to ask questions to address individual concerns or areas of interest.


You’ll also learn about ICD-10, Affordable Care Act, government programs, behavioral health, and electronic options such as the Claim Inquiry Resolution Tool and our Electronic Refund Management (eRM) tool.


To register now, please select a webinar date and time from the list below.


No dates scheduled at this time

Detailed claim status is easily accessible online via the BCBSIL Claim Research Tool. This feature is offered at no charge exclusively through availity.com.  Users can obtain the equivalent of an Explanation of Benefits (EOBs), including payment details and line item breakdowns.


Register now for one of our complimentary Claim Research Tool webinars. These sessions will provide detailed demonstrations for local, federal and out of state claim status transactions. New and existing users are highly encouraged to attend.


Detailed claim status information is just a few a clicks away. Register today.


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Your clearinghouse, practice management system and/or other vendor(s) should be able to support transactions with ICD-10 as of the Oct. 1, 2015, compliance deadline. However, if necessary, you may submit electronic claims one-by-one via the AvailityTM Web portal using the Direct Data Entry option. After each claim is submitted electronically, a transaction report is returned in Availity to advise if the submission was accepted by the payer.  


Join us for a webinar to learn more. Select your preferred date and time to register now:


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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.

EPA is a new tool that will enable providers to initiate online pre-service reviews for out-of-area Blue Plan members. BCBSIL is hosting introductory webinars to provide an overview of the EPA tool -- where to find it and how to use it.


To register now, select your preferred date and time from the list below:


No dates scheduled at this time

Feb. 10, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT

Feb. 25, 2016 -- 10 to 11:15 a.m., CT

March 9, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT

March 24, 2016 -- 2 to 3:15 p.m., CT


Custom Training Available

If your organization requires training on topics not listed above, custom training is available upon request. Please email us and include the following information with your request:

  • Contact name
  • Phone number
  • Organization name
  • iExchange ID (if applicable)
  • NPI and Tax ID
  • Training topic
  • Number of attendees

For more information about iExchange, including how to register if you are not a current user, visit the iExchange page.


Please note that the fact that a service has been preauthorized/pre-certified is not a guarantee of payment. Benefits will be determined once a claim is received and will be based upon, among other things, the member’s eligibility and the terms of the member’s certificate of coverage applicable on the date services were rendered.

Person Centered Practice and the Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT)

Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)SM

Blue Cross Community ICPSM



BCBSIL Provider Network Relations invites you to Person Centered Practice and the Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) for Blue Cross Community MMAI and Blue Cross Community ICP.


It’s time to go beyond the basics and delve deep into care coordination, health risk assessments and the annual wellness visit. This one hour webinar gives you the tips and strategies of expert health care professionals to help you provide and promote person centered care planning with your MMAI and ICP enrollees.


In this training webinar, you will learn:

  • How the Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) will coordinate care for the MMAI and ICP enrollee with providers, care givers, families and community.
  • The role of the Interdisciplinary Care Team in the successful achievement of the MMAI and ICP enrollee’s health goals.
  • ICT and the Wellness Program – including Health Risk Assessment, Care Plan Development, and the Annual Wellness Visit.
  • And much more!

To ensure you receive credit for attending this webinar, please provide the following identifying information during registration:

  • First name and last name
  • Email address
  • Job title
  • Company name
To register now, select a webinar date and time from the list below:


No dates scheduled at this time

This online tool offers providers and billing services a convenient way to view claim detail information from the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice (835 ERA). 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.


To register now, select a webinar date and time from the list below:


Feb. 17, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT

March 16, 2016 -- 11 a.m. to noon, CT