EFT and ERA Update for Non-Contracted Government Programs Providers

Jul. 27, 2017

Effective July 24, 2017, if you are a participating provider in one or more of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana's (BCBSMT) commercial networks and you are enrolled to receive Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) files from BCBSMT, you will also begin receiving EFTs and ERAs for government programs member claims, even if you are not participating in BCBSMT's government programs networks. This change applies to claims submitted for any of the following BCBSMT government programs members:

  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM (MA PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM (MA HMO)
  • Montana HELP

This notice supersedes a Feb. 2017 announcement that advised providers that were not participating in BCBSMT's government programs networks that remittances for government programs claims would be sent solely by delivery of paper checks and provider claim summaries.

Please continue to watch the News and Updates and Blue Review for additional information.

If you are not currently enrolled to receive EFT and ERA from BCBSMT, we encourage you to enroll online through the AvailityTM Web Portal . The AvailityTM Web Portal also permits users to make any necessary set-up changes online at no cost. To learn more about EFT and ERA enrollment, visit the Claim Payment and Remittance page in the Claims and Eligibility section at bcbsmt.com/provider. If you have questions or need assistance with EFT and ERA enrollment through Availity, contact a BCBSMT Provider Education Consultant at ECommerceHotline@bcbsil.com or 800-746-4614.

Availity is a trademark of Availity, LLC, a separate company from BCBSMT 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 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.