Change to Online Enrollment Process for 835 EFT & ERA through Availity®

November 13, 2019

A new online setup tool to enroll in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) is coming soon to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) through Availity. It will be available in the Availity Provider Engagement Portal using the multi-payer Transaction Enrollment tool.

This enrollment tool will allow providers to submit their EFT and ERA enrollments electronically to multiple payers at the same time. Providers can also monitor the status of the enrollment using Availity's Transaction Enrollment option.

EFT and ERA enrollment online via Availity is easy to complete. Once the enrollment is processed, providers will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging the enrollment effective date along with other important details.

Advantages of enrolling for EFT:

  • Quicker receipt of payments
  • Greater security – no more risk of lost or stolen paper checks
  • Direct deposit into the bank account of your choice

Advantages of enrolling for ERA:

  • Faster remittance delivery
  • Automatic posting capabilities
  • Designate delivery to a specific clearinghouse or vendor

How to access Availity's Transaction Enrollment Option:

  1. Log in to Availity Learn more about third-party links 
  2. Select My Account Dashboard on the Availity homepage
  3. Select Enrollments Center
  4. Select Transaction Enrollment*
  5. Complete and submit

*The EFT Transaction Enrollments option is only available to the Availity administrator and/or users who have been granted access.

Online EFT and ERA enrollment are available to registered Availity users. To register, simply go to Availity Learn more about third-party links and sign up, at no cost. The Availity EFT and  ERA Tip Sheets located under the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) page in Related Information our provider website are currently being updated to reflect the new enrollment process.

Note: BCBSTX's current online EFT and ERA enrollment option available in our Availity Payer Spaces section will be removed once the transition to the new tool is complete.

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