Reminder: BCBSMT’s Secure Provider Portal Retirement 

June 27, 2022

In the April News and Updates we announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) Secure Provider Portal will retire on June 30, 2022. As a reminder, you can use Availity® Essentials to receive the same type of information you previously received in the secure portal, as well as access to more enhanced tools and functionality.

Availity Essentials is an online portal that gives providers access to an array of robust tools and resources with a simplified user experience. Listed below are just some of the transactions you can quickly complete:

  • Eligibility and Benefits
  • Member ID Card Viewer
  • Patient ID Finder
  • Prior Authorizations
  • Patient Care Summary
  • Fee Schedule Viewer (professional)
  • NDC Units Calculator
  • Claim Status and Other Claim Management Tools
  • Provider Claim Summary and/or Electronic Remittance

Important update for accessing BCBSMT plan documents

You may continue accessing the BCBSMT Secure Provider Portal to retrieve Provider Manuals, Coding and Compensation Policies, and Facility Fee Schedules until a new online application become available in the near future. Watch for upcoming News and Updates announcements for more details and training sessions for you to learn how to access and receive this information via Availity Essentials.

Join Us for Training

  • We host weekly and monthly instructor-led webinar training sessions for you to learn how to access and use the various Availity tools and resources.
  • New and existing Availity users are encouraged to attend one of our weekly “Availity Essentials Orientation: Save Time and Go Online” sessions.   
  • To register for training, visit the Provider Training page of our website and select your preferred date and time.

Additional Resources

If you have not registered for Availity, you can sign up today! For registration assistance, contact Availity Client Services at 800-282-4548.

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 BCBSMT. BCBSMT makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding third party vendors and the products and services they offer.