ConnectCenter is a tool medical and behavioral health providers can use to submit claims and to perform most real-time transactions. It is owned and maintained by Change Healthcare.
With ConnectCenter, you can:
To request authorization or check the status of your authorization requests, use Authorization Manager. Note: You can learn authorization requirements in ConnectCenter. Refer to our Quick Start Guide for more information.
Screenshots are available in the "Tips for Common Transactions" area below.
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions.
Only contracted providers, their staff, and their billing agencies can register for Provider Central and use ConnectCenter. Learn more.
Log in, click eTools>ConnectCenter, and look for the Go Now button. No additional username or password is necessary.
If you are registering for Provider Central, please wait 15 minutes after creating your account before performing a real-time transaction in ConnectCenter. Please wait one business day before submitting a claim in ConnectCenter.
Non-participating providers can use the following resources.
Note: Claim submission functionality in Online Services will be discontinued on a rolling basis. All other functionality will be discontinued on September 30. Read more.
You can continue to access your Online Services claims from within ConnectCenter for 15 months after submission using the Customer Portal feature. To learn more about this feature, read the section, "Online Services Claims" in our ConnectCenter Claims Quick Tip.
Every time you check a member’s eligibility status in ConnectCenter, the results are stored in your Eligibility History. Your Eligibility History can then be used as a patient list – a starting point that helps you save time with claims and real-time transactions.
The Eligibility History page is most useful if you perform eligibility inquiries with the patient’s name (and date of birth) rather than their ID number. Including the patient’s name enables ConnectCenter to populate this information into the History page, making the correct transaction easier to identify. Read more.
If you submitted claims using Online Services, Change Healthcare transferred your Online Services provider information to ConnectCenter. Please verify that the information is complete and accurate by going to the Admin>Provider Management area in ConnectCenter. More instructions are in our ConnectCenter Provider Management Quick Tip.
|Getting started with ConnectCenter|
|How to navigate in ConnectCenter (7 min)
How to create a default provider (6 min)
|How to create an eligibility request (5 min)
How to use response information (3 min)
How to use interactive response views (4 min)
|How to use referral screens (7 min)|
|How to create a claim (11 min)
How to work with Online Services claims (11 min)
ConnectCenter Quick Start Guide
ConnectCenter Provider Management Quick Tip
ConnectCenter Claims Quick Tip
Checking Claim Status Quick Tip (includes Payspan)
Change Healthcare's Frequently Asked Questions
Save yourself keystrokes by setting up records in the Provider Management area. Then, set a default Requesting Provider (for real-time transactions). If you will use ConnectCenter to submit claims, set defaults for Billing Provider and Rendering Provider as well.
Instructions are in the Provider Management Quick Tip.
Most ConnectCenter screens include sections that can be expanded or collapsed ("accordions"). It is helpful to collapse the sections you don't need.
As the example below indicates, inquiry responses appear under the Submit button and may include drop-down menus for changing the information displayed.
If you submit claims through ConnectCenter, the tool will automatically create Worklists of denied claims, rejected claims, and incomplete claims. When you resolve the problem with a claim, you can delete it from your Worklist.
Tip: You can use claims in your Incomplete Claims Worklist as templates. Learn more in our Quick Start Guide.
When you have finished performing transactions in ConnectCenter, be sure to log out to protect Personal Health Information available through the tool. Users who do not log out may find that their sessions eventually time out automatically. Simply close the Change Healthcare window and log into Provider Central again to begin a new session.
For Type, you will usually enter "Visits." Place of Service codes can be found here.
Reminder: If you need to verify member benefits or eligibility, or understand the status of a claim, you are required to use our technologies first.