Claim Reconsideration Requests

The Claim Reconsideration request option allows providers to electronically submit claim reconsiderations for situational finalized claim denials (including BlueCard® out-of-area claims), using Availity® Essentials Dispute Claim capability, which is anchored off the enhanced Claim Status tool. This method of inquiry submission is preferred over faxed/mailed claim disputes to BCBSIL, as it allows providers to upload supporting documentation and monitor the status – all online.

Claim Reconsideration is a request to review and/or reevaluate a claim that has been finalized.

Please note: This electronic option is not currently available for Medicare Advantage or Illinois Medicaid claims.

Using this online offering allows you to:

  • Manage status
  • Upload of supporting documentation with your submission
  • View and print the confirmation and decision
  • Generate a Dashboard view of claim reconsideration request activity
  • View uploaded documents after attaching them to the request*

*Note: Uploaded attachments may take minutes to hours before they are viewable in the request.

For details, refer to the instructional Claim Reconsideration Requests User Guide. Also see the Claim Status Tool User Guide for help with obtaining enhanced claim status online.

Questions on electronic options?

Email our Provider Education Consultants for assistance. Be sure to include your contact information, Tax ID number, and Billing NPI.

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