BCBSMT Secure Provider Portal Retirement Moved to Dec. 31, 2022

December 7, 2022

To give some additional time for you to start using and get acclimated to the New Availity® Essentials Offerings listed below, we have moved the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) Secure Provider Portal retirement to Dec. 31, 2022. We encourage you to prepare now and start using Availity Essentials, or another preferred web vendor, to receive the same type of information you previously received in the BCBSMT Secure Provider Portal.

As a reminder, Availity Essentials is HIPAA compliant portal and helps providers and BCBSMT to securely share information easily and efficiently. Some advantages of using Availity includes 24/7 access, real-time search results, no cost transactions, printable results, online help features and more.

New Availity Essential Offerings

Plan Documents Viewer is now available in our BCBSMT-branded Payer Spaces section via Availity Essentials for providers contracted with BCBSMT to view, download and/or save the following plan-specific documents:

  • BCBSMT Provider Manuals
  • Coding and Compensation Policies
  • Facility Fee Schedules
  • National Drug Code (NDC) Fee Schedules
  • Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) Fee Schedules

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) providers will soon use Availity’s Send and Receive EDI Files functionality to receive and send updated Value Based Care (VBC) program policies and reports to BCBSMT for data exchange.   

Reminder of what else Availity offers…  

Availity Essentials gives you 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 online:

  • 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

Training and Resources

BCBSMT host weekly and monthly instructor-led complimentary webinars for you to learn how to access and use the various Availity tools and resources. To register for a session, visit the Provider Training page of our website and select your preferred date and time.

  • Refer to the Provider Tools section to view instructive user guides for our self-service tools accessible through Availity.
  • If have additional questions or need customized training, email our Provider Education Consultants.
  • 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.