Claim Inquiry Resolution (CIR) – High-Dollar, Pre-Pay Reviews

Claim Inquiry Resolution (CIR) is available via a tab in our Electronic Refund Management (eRM) system. The CIR function provides a method for inquiry submission related to High-Dollar, Pre-Pay Review requests for most Host (BlueCard® out-of-area) and IL Local claims (Medical Records and/or Itemized Bills) handled by BCBSIL.

The types of inquiries that may be submitted using CIR are listed below:

  • Host I-Bill High-Dollar Pre-Pay Review
  • BCBSIL Local I-Bill High-Dollar Pre-Pay Review

You must be enrolled for eRM to gain access to CIR, which is accessed through our BCBSIL-branded Payer Spaces > Applications section via Availity® Essentials. CIR may not be accessed through our Customer Advocates on the phone.

For additional details, refer to the CIR User Guide.

Additional Resources:

All previous CIR inquiry options have transitioned to one single access point via the Availity Essentials Claim Status tool. To request a claim review online, refer to the links below to learn how to use the Dispute Claim or Message This Payer capabilities after performing a Claim Status search using the Member* and/or Claim Number tabs.

*Use the Member tab in the Availity Claim Status tool to search, view and submit an inquiry online for the most recently processed claim.

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