Medical Record Status Viewer 

The Medical Record Status Viewer is an online application that allows providers to confirm receipt (up to four) of the most recent medical records submitted by mail or fax to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) for claim processing and prior authorizations.

Steps to confirm medical record receipt status online:

  1. Log into Availity Essentials
  2. Select Payer Spaces from navigation menu and choose BCBSIL
  3. Select Medical Record Status Viewer from the Applications tab
  4. Enter the required data elements and click View Medical Record Status
  5. The response specifies if the medical records were received by BCBSIL

For additional details, refer to the instructional Medical Record Status Viewer User Guide.   

Don’t have an Availity Essentials account?

Register today by going to Availity or contact Availity Client Services at 800-282-4548.

This information is not applicable to Medicare Advantage or Illinois Medicaid claims and/or prior authorization requests. 


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