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iExchange® Accepts Electronic Medical Record Attachments

Posted June 29, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is pleased to announce that enhancements have been made to iExchange, our online tool that supports online benefit preauthorization requests for inpatient admissions, medical, behavioral health and clinical pharmacy services. Effective July 1, 2016, iExchange will accept electronic medical record attachments when necessary in support of benefit preauthorization requests. Electronic medical record documentation also may be submitted via iExchange for predetermination of benefit requests. With these enhancements, iExchange offers providers and facilities a secure, online alternative to faxing their patients’ protected health information.

Join us for an iExchange webinar! Do you have questions? Would you like training on how to use iExchange? We welcome the opportunity to share more information about iExchange with you and your staff. Our webinars spotlight recent enhancements, as well as navigation tips and key features of the online tool. For iExchange webinar dates, times and online registration, visit our Webinars page.

Not enrolled for iExchange? Sign up now. iExchange is accessible to independently contracted physicians, professional providers and facilities that are participating in the various health benefit products offered by BCBSIL. For details and to sign up online, refer to the iExchange page.

As a reminder, it is important to check eligibility and benefits, prior to rendering services. This step will help you determine if benefit preauthorization is required for a particular member. For additional information, such as definitions and links to helpful resources, refer to the Claims and Eligibility/Prior Authorization section.

Please note that verification of eligibility and benefits and/or the fact that a service or treatment has been preauthorized or predetermined for benefits 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. If you have questions, contact the number on the member’s ID card.