Webinars and Workshops

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois offers free webinars and workshops for the independently contracted providers who work with us. This includes scheduled webinars and on demand training modules that focus on electronic options and other helpful tools and resources. Some webinars offer continuing education credit.

On Demand Trainings

Access and view these recorded sessions at your convenience.
Illinois Medicaid Professional Provider Orientation 

Webinars

To register now for a webinar on the list below, click on your preferred session date.

Description Dates Session Times

Availity® Essentials, BlueApprovRSM Prior Authorizations and Recommended Clinical Review Tools
Learn how to electronically submit inpatient and outpatient prior authorizations handled by BCBSIL using the Availity Essentials Authorizations tool. You’ll also learn how to access and submit inpatient and/or outpatient medical/surgical, behavioral health and specialty pharmacy drug prior authorization requests, as well as recommended clinical-review, through BlueApprovR.

May 15, 2024 
May 22, 2024 
May 29, 2024 
June 5, 2024 
June 12, 2024 
June 26, 2024 

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Availity Essentials Claim Status, Clinical Appeals, Reconsiderations and Message This Payer 
Learn how to verify enhanced claim status, submit clinical claim appeals reconsiderations requests and Message This Payer online using the Availity Claim Status tool.

May 9, 2024  
May 16, 2024  
May 23, 2024  
May 30, 2024  
June 6, 2024 
June 13, 2024 
June 20, 2024 
June 27, 2024 

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Availity Essentials Instructor-Led Training
Register for this session to better understand how electronic transactions can work for your organization. You’ll learn the importance of Manage My Organization, how to use the Patient ID Finder, instruction on how to verify patients' Eligibility and Benefits and more online options.
May 21, 2024 
June 18, 2024 

11 a.m. to noon

Availity Remittance Viewer and Provider Claim Summary
These online tools give providers and billing services a convenient way to view claim detail information from the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice and the Provider Claim Summary. Attend a webinar to learn how to gain or grant access, conduct a search, view general and payer-specific information, and save or print results.

May 16, 2024 
June 20, 2024 
1 to 2 p.m.

BlueApprovR: Prior Authorization Process and RCR Process
Learn how to access via Availity Essentials to submit and secure real-time approvals for inpatient and/or outpatient prior authorization requests for medical/surgical services, specialty pharmacy drugs and behavioral health services for many BCBSIL commercial members. 

May 7, 2024 
May 14, 2024 
May 21, 2024 
May 28, 2024 
June 4, 2024 
June 11, 2024 
June 18, 2024 
June 25, 2024 

3 to 4 p.m. 

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM Provider Orientation
BCBSIL’s Medicare Advantage Plan expanded to additional counties within Illinois. These orientation webinars will give you the opportunity to ask the Provider Network Consultants questions and will highlight topics such as provider enrollment, eligibility and benefits, claim submission and review and additional resources.

June 18, 2024 

10 to 11 a.m.

Coding for Arrhythmia
Join our Coding Compliance team for a free webinar to discuss ICD-10-CM documentation and guidelines, sample coding case studies and closing gaps in care.

May 17, 2024 
June 21, 2024 

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Coding for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Join our Coding Compliance team for a free webinar to discuss ICD-10-CM documentation and guidelines, sample coding case studies and closing gaps in care.

May 31, 2024  
June 28, 2024 
Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Monthly Provider Hot Topics Webinar
Stay up to date on the latest news from BCBSIL! Engage with our PNCs to learn about upcoming initiatives, program changes and updates, as well as general network announcements.

May 9, 2024 
June 13, 2024 


 

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Orientation Webinars for New Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM and/or MMAISM Providers
Learn how we can best work together to improve the health of our members. Ask questions and engage with our PNCs on topics such as network participation and benefits, claims, post-processing claim inquiries, supplemental resources, credentialing and contracting.

May 16, 2024 
June 20, 2024 

1 to 2 p.m.

Orientation Webinars for New Commercial Providers
Learn how we can best work together to improve the health of our members. Ask questions and engage with our PNCs on topics such as care coordination, third party vendors, claims, prior authorization and required provider training.

May 22, 2024 
June 26, 2024 

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Website Review Webinar
Join us for a tour of the BCBSIL Provider website. The information covered will include both government programs and commercial lines of business.

May 23, 2024 

 

10 a.m. to noon

 

Workshop

To register now for a workshop on the list below, click on your preferred session date.

Description Dates Session Times

Q2 Professional Provider Forum
Join us for our second quarter professional provider forum. The forum will focus on a range of topics that will assist in your delivery of quality care to our members. All professional providers and/or their office staff are welcome.  

June 5, 2024 

9 to 11 a.m.

Webinars Offering Continuing Education Credits

Earn continuing education credits with the free webinars below.

  • Behavioral Health: Learn more
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management Strategies for Primary Care Providers: Learn more

 

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 any products or services provided by third party vendors and the products and services they offer.

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Checking eligibility and benefits and/or obtaining prior authorization is not a guarantee of payment of benefits. Payment of benefits is subject to several factors, including, but not limited to, eligibility at the time of service, payment of premiums/contributions, amounts allowable for services, supporting medical documentation, and other terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in the member’s policy certificate and/or benefits booklet and or summary plan description. Regardless of any prior authorization or benefit determination, the final decision regarding any treatment or service is between the patient and the health care provider. If you have any questions, call the number on the member's BCBSIL ID card.