Reminder: New Online Enrollment Process for 835 EFT and ERA through the Availity® Provider Portal

Posted January 6, 2020

In a November 2019 News and Updates, we announced the upcoming launch of a new online 835 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and 835 Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) enrollment option. This new capability is now available in the Availity Portal using the multi-payer Transaction Enrollment tool.

Availity’s Transaction Enrollment option allows providers to submit 835 EFT and 835 ERA enrollments electronically to multiple payers at the same time. Providers can also monitor the enrollment status and/or make necessary changes to their current EFT and ERA set-up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL).

EFT and ERA enrollment via Availity is easy to complete, without the inconvenience of downloading and faxing or mailing paper enrollment forms. Once the online enrollment is processed, providers will receive a confirmation letter from BCBSIL acknowledging the enrollment effective date along with other important details.

How to access Availity’s Transaction Enrollment option:

  1. Login into Availity
  2. Select My Account Dashboard on the Availity homepage
  3. Select Enrollments Center
  4. Select Transaction Enrollment*
  5. Complete and submit

*The EFT Transaction Enrollment option is only available to Availity administrators and/or registered Availity users who have been granted access.

To register for Availity, simply go to Availity and sign up today, at no cost. For additional assistance with the enrollment process, refer to the new Availity EFT & ERA Tip Sheet on our website.

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