Electronic Claim Submission via Availity® Essentials

Availity’s Claim Submission tool allows providers to quickly submit electronic Professional (ANSI 837P) and facility, or Institutional (ANSI 837I) claims or encounters to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT), at no cost. Use this online to submit a single claim or add to batch and send multiple claims to BCBSMT at the same time. Once submitted, you can confirm BCBSMT’s receipt of the claim(s) and check claim status in real-time, all within the Availity portal.

You must be registered with Availity to use the Claim Submission tool for electronic professional or facility/institutional claims. You can sign up today at Availity, at no charge. For registration assistance, call Availity Client Services at 800-282-4548. This Availity Essentials claim submission option does not require the use of a separate clearinghouse or practice management system.

How to access and use Availity’s Claim Submission tool:

  1. Log in to Availity
  2. Select Claims & Payments from the navigation menu
  3. Select Professional Claim or Facility Claim
  4. Within the tool, select your Organization, Claim Type, Payer, and Responsibility Sequence.
  5. Complete the required fields

For additional details, refer to the Electronic Professional Claim Submission User Guide or the Electronic Facility Claim Submission User Guide.


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