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Enroll Now for ERA and EFT through Availity

November 3, 2016

Did you know providers can enroll and make necessary changes to the Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) set up through the Availity™ Web portal?

Effective January 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) EFT and ERA enrollment process will only be available electronically through Availity. When Availity is used to complete the ERA and EFT real-time enrollment, providers will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging the effective date of registration, which eliminates the burden of follow up associated with the paper enrollment process.

Benefits of enrolling for ERA through Availity:


•Faster remittance delivery


•Automatic posting capabilities


•Designate delivery to a specific clearinghouse or vendor


Benefits of enrolling for EFT through Availity:


•Quicker receipt of payments


•No more waiting on mailed paper checks


•Direct deposit into bank account of choice

Once your organization is enrolled for ERA, providers and billing services gain the ability to use the Availity Remittance Viewer. This tool permits you to search, view, save and print remittance information, even if the ERA is delivered to an appointed receiver. To learn more about the Remittance Viewer, go to the Remittance Viewer area under, under the Education and Reference Center/Provider Tools.

Online ERA and EFT enrollment is available to registered Availity users. To register for Availity, simply go to availity.com subsection_nav_icon and sign up today. For assistance with ERA and EFT registration through Availity or use of the Remittance Viewer tool, email a Provider Education Consultant at ECommerceHotline@bcbsil.com or call 800-746-4614.

The current paper ERA and EFT enrollment forms on the BCBSTX provider website will be removed after January 31, 2017.

Availity is a trademark of Availity, L.L.C., a separate company that operates a health information network to provide electronic information exchange services to medical professionals. Availity provides administrative services to BCBSTX. BCBSTX makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by third party vendors such as Availity. If you have any questions about the products or services offered by such vendors, you should contact the vendor(s) directly.