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
2021 Commercial Prior Authorization Reminders and Updates
Join our Provider Network Consultant team for an overview of how to navigate commercial, non-HMO prior authorization and related requests for review. We’ll cover key dates, reminders and resources, with an emphasis on helping you prepare for a utilization management vendor change for Pharmacy Medical Oncology, effective Oct. 11, 2021.
Oct. 5, 2021 
Oct. 7, 2021 
Oct. 13, 2021 

1 to 3 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon
1 to 3 p.m.

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.
Oct. 6, 2021 
Oct. 13, 2021 
Oct. 20, 2021 
Oct. 27, 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.

Oct. 7, 2021 
Oct. 14, 2021 
Oct. 21, 2021 
Oct. 28, 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.

Oct. 28, 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. 

Oct. 5, 2021 
Oct. 12, 2021 
Oct. 19, 2021 
Oct. 26, 2021 

11 a.m. to noon 

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).

Oct. 6, 2021 
Oct. 20, 2021 
9 to 11 a.m.
1 to 3 p.m.
Behavioral Health Webinar: Depression in a Primary Care Setting
Watch a recording of our 60-minute June 2021 webinar and earn continuing medical education (CME)/ continuing education unit (CEU) credit. This free introductory training offers a high-level overview of depression and measurement-based care in a primary care setting, with discussion of treatment options across settings.
Register or sign in to join now 

This recording is available through Dec. 31, 2021.

Behavioral Health Webinar: Opioid Use Disorder
Watch a recording of our 60-minute August 2021 webinar and earn CME/CEU credit. This free introductory training offers a high-level overview of substance abuse in a primary care setting, with discussion of treatment options across settings.
Register or sign in to join now 

This recording is available through Dec. 31, 2021.

Blue UniversitySM: Scientific Insights Related to Pneumovax 23: Empowering Change Through Vaccine Knowledge
Join us for a webinar hosted by Dr. Suzanne R. White, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FACMT, a Regional Medical Director employed by Merck & Co. Conversation will include the risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease.
Oct. 20, 2021 
Nov. 9, 2021 

8 to 9 a.m.
1 to 2 p.m.

Blue University: Vaccine Confidence in Adults
Join us for a webinar hosted by Dr. Suzanne R. White, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FACMT, a Regional Medical Director employed by Merck & Co. Conversations will include the vaccine confidence spectrum and influencing factors in vaccine hesitancy.
Oct. 12, 2021 
Nov. 2, 2021 

8 to 9 a.m.

Comorbid Physical and Mental Health Conditions
Join our board certified psychiatrists and behavioral health medical directors for a oneā€hour webinar on comorbid behavioral health and physical health conditions. Those who attend will earn one continuing medical education credit (CME) or continuing education unit (CEU).
Oct. 25, 2021 

8 to 9 a.m.

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.

Oct. 13, 2021 
Oct. 27, 2021 

 

Noon to 1 p.m.

Medicaid HEDIS 102 Training
This training is designed for contracted providers working with new 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.

Oct. 5, 2021 
Oct. 19, 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.

Oct. 13, 2021 

 

 

10 to 11 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 network participation and benefits, claims, post-processing claim inquiries, supplemental resources, credentialing and contracting.

Oct. 12, 2021 
Oct. 19, 2021 

 

10 to 11 a.m.
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.

Oct. 20, 2021 

 

10 to 11:30 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.

HEDIS is a registered trademark of the NCQA.

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.

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 (MDs and DOs), nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners 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.