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. 

Webinars

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

DescriptionDatesSession Times
Availity® Authorizations Tool
We are hosting one-hour webinar sessions for providers to learn how to electronically submit inpatient and outpatient benefit preauthorization requests handled by BCBSIL using Availity’s new Authorizations tool.

Aug. 4, 2021 
Aug. 11, 2021 
Aug. 18, 2021 
Aug. 25, 2021 

11 a.m. to noon

Availity Claim Status
We are hosting complimentary webinars for providers to learn how to verify detailed claim status online using Availity’s Claim Status tool.

Aug. 5, 2021 
Aug. 12, 2021 
Aug. 19, 2021 
Aug. 26, 2021 

 

11 to 11:30 a.m.

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.

Aug. 26, 2021 

 

1 to 2 p.m. 

BCBSIL Back to Basics: ‘Availity 101’ 
Join us for a review of electronic transactions, provider tools and helpful online resources. 

Aug. 3, 2021 
Aug. 10, 2021 
Aug. 17, 2021 
Aug. 24, 2021 
Aug. 31, 2021 

11 a.m. to noon 

Medicaid HEDIS® 101 Training
This training is designed for contracted providers working with BCCHP and MMAI members. We’ll review Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measure updates, discuss strategies to sharpen your knowledge of HEDIS measures, and cover the measure year (MY) 2020 and MY 2021 HEDIS technical specifications and general guidelines.

Aug. 11, 2021 
Aug. 25, 2021 

Noon to 1 p.m.

Medicaid HEDIS 102 Training
This training is designed for contracted providers working with BCCHP and MMAI members. We’ll review HEDIS measure updates, discuss strategies to sharpen your knowledge of HEDIS measures, and cover the measure year MY 2020 and MY 2021 HEDIS technical specifications and general guidelines.

Aug. 3, 2021
Aug. 17, 2021  

Noon to 1 p.m.

Monthly Provider Hot Topics Webinar
These monthly webinars will be held through December 2021. 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.

Aug. 11, 2021 

 

 

10 to 11 a.m.

Opioid Use Disorder
Join our board-certified psychiatrists and behavioral health medical directors for introductory training. Attendees will earn one CME or CEU.

Aug 16, 2021 

8 to 9 a.m.

Orientation Webinars for New BCCHP and MMAI 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.


Aug. 17, 2021 
Aug. 24, 2021 

 

10 to 11 a.m.

 

Workshops

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

DescriptionDatesSession Times
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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 such as Availity. If you have any questions about the products or services provided by such vendors, you should contact the vendor(s) directly. 

eviCore is an independent specialty medical benefits management company that provides utilization management services for BCBSIL. eviCore is wholly responsible for its own products and services. BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services provided by eviCore.

Material presented is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own best medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the best course of treatment.