Electronic Refund Management

The Electronic Refund Management tool is designed to help simplify overpayment reconciliation and related processes. The eRM tool provides:

  • Single sign-on convenience via Availity® Essentials
  • Electronic notification of overpayments
  • Option to deduct from future payments
  • Pay by check capability

The eRM tool also includes a Claim Inquiry Resolution function, which enables you to submit inquiries related to High-Dollar, Pre-Pay Review requests for most Host (BlueCard® out-of-area) and IL Local claims (I-Bill) handled by BCBSIL.

Prior to accessing eRM:

  • You must register with  Availity Essentials.
  • For Availity registration information, visit availity.com , or call Availity Client Services at 800-282-4548.

Once you’re registered:

  • Log into Availity 
  • Select Payer Space from the navigation menu and choose BCBSIL
  • Select the Applications tab, then choose Refund Management – eRM*

*New users will be prompted to complete the one-time eRM onboarding form and email verification to gain access to the eRM system.

If you are unable to access eRM from BCBSIL-branded Payer Spaces, please contact your Availity Administrator. To identify your Availity Administrator(s), select My Account, under My Account Dashboard.

For navigational assistance, refer to the Electronic Refund Management User Guide

This information does not apply to Medicare Advantage or Illinois Medicaid claims.

Availity is a trademark of Availity, LLC, 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 third party vendors and the products and services they offer.