Webinars and Workshops

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) offers free webinars and workshops for the independently contracted providers who work with us. These trainings focus on electronic options and other helpful tools and resources. Note: All times listed are Central Time (CT).

Webinars

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

 

Description Dates Session Times
Availity® Authorizations Tool
Learn how to electronically submit inpatient and outpatient benefit preauthorization requests handled by BCBSIL.

June 8, 2022 
June 15, 2022 
June 22, 2022 
June 29, 2022 

11 a.m. to noon

Availity Claim Status and Clinical Claim Appeals
Learn how to verify detailed claim status and submit clinical claim appeals online using Availity’s Claim Status tool.

June 9, 2022 
June 16, 2022 
June 23, 2022 
June 30, 2022 

11 a.m. to noon

Availity Remittance Viewer and Reporting On-Demand 
These online tools give providers and billing services a convenient way to view claim detail information from the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice (835 ERA) and the Provider Claim Summary (PCS). 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.

June 16, 2022 

1 to 2 p.m. 

Availity Orientation: Save Time and Go Online
Join us for a review of electronic transactions, provider tools and helpful online resources.

June 7, 2022 
June 14, 2022 
June 21, 2022 
June 28, 2022 

11 a.m. to noon

Behavioral Health Webinar: Avoidance of Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
Join us for free webinar on preventing antibiotics overuse. Physicians (M.D.s and D.O.s), physician assistants and nurse practitioners will earn one continuing medical education credit (CME) for attending.

June 29, 2022 

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Behavioral Health Webinar: Diabetes and Behavioral Health
This training focuses on addressing behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting, with treatment options across various care settings. Those who attend will earn one CME or continuing education unit (CEU).

Register or sign in to join now 

This recording will be available through Dec. 31, 2022.
Behavioral Health Webinar: Differential Diagnoses of Depression: Assessment and Treatment
Discussion will include a high-level overview of depression and differential diagnoses, as well as assessment and treatment. Those who attend will earn one CME or CEU.

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This recording will be available through Dec. 31, 2022.
Behavioral Health Webinar: Substance Abuse – Coordinating Care and Improving Follow-Up
This introductory training focuses on addressing substance abuse in the primary care setting, with treatment options across various care settings. Those who attend will earn one CME or CEU.

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This recording will be available through Dec. 31, 2022.
BCCHPSM and MMAI Required Provider Training Webinars
If you provide care and services to our Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)SM and/or Blue Cross Community Health Plans SM (BCCHP) members, please join us for guided webinars that will review all the provider trainings required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and/or Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).

June 21, 2022 

1 to 3 p.m.
Monthly Provider Hot Topics Webinar
These monthly webinars will be held through December 2022. They are customized for the BCBSIL contracted provider community. BCBSIL Provider Network Consultants (PNCs) will use this format to share upcoming initiatives, program changes and updates, as well as general network announcements.
June 9, 2022 

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Orientation Webinars for New Commercial Providers
These orientation webinars will give you the opportunity to ask the PNCs questions and will highlight topics such as care coordination, third party vendors, claims, prior authorization and required provider training.

June 23, 2022 

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Orientation Webinars for MMAI and/or BCCHP Providers
These orientation webinars will give you the opportunity to ask the PNCs questions and will highlight topics such as network participation and benefits, claims, post-processing claim inquiries, supplemental resources, credentialing and contracting.

June 22, 2022 

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Provider Resource Webinar
This webinar will provide additional information and resources to help BCBSIL Commercial providers resolve common topics of concern.  

June 15, 2022 

1 to 3 p.m.

 

 

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The New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association (NMOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. NMOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Social Work CEUs Approved by NASW-NM. The Licensee must maintain proof of continuing education courses taken for the past four (4) years. The New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department, Boards and Commissions, Social Work Licensing Board reserves the right to audit a licensee’s continuing education records as it deems necessary. This event has been approved for a total of 1 CEU.

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and psychologists can use AOA Cat 1-4 credit toward licensure. Social workers and mental health counselors (LPC, LCPC, LPCC) can use the Social Work CEU credit toward licensure.

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