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ConnectCenter is live
May 11, 2022

This article is for all medical providers, office staff, and billing agencies who:
  • Use Online Services
  • Submit 1500 claims for our members using Direct Data Entry through Online Services

Last week we announced that we had not yet been able to move all user data to ConnectCenterTM, our new eTool for real-time transactions and professional claim submission. We’re pleased to announce that ConnectCenter is now fully available to existing Online Services users. You can use ConnectCenter to:

  • Check Blue Cross member eligibility and benefits
  • Verify claim status
  • Enter and verify referrals
  • Submit 1500 claims

You can access ConnectCenter when you're logged into Provider Central (no separate username or password is required). Our new ConnectCenter page includes extensive resources to help you, including:

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick tips on provider management, claims, and checking claim status
  • Links to live webinar trainings offered by Change Healthcare, an independent company that developed this online tool 
  • Best practices
  • Tips for common transactions

  Exciting new features

ConnectCenter has a fresh modern interface and offers new tools and reports to streamline your work.

For professional 1500 claim submission, ConnectCenter will allow you to:

  • Submit your claims using a format modeled after the 1500 claim form
  • Receive immediate prompts while building your claims to help reduce claim entry errors

   Important dates

ConnectCenter is replacing Online Services, which will be phased out between now and August 12, 2022. All existing Online Services users will need to switch to ConnectCenter by:

  • July 22 for claim submission
  • August 12 for eligibility, claim status, and referrals
  • After August 12, you will be able to access historical claims using the ConnectCenter Customer Portal Reporting & Analytics link

New Provider Central users will only be registered for ConnectCenter. This means they will need to use ConnectCenter for all of its features, including claim submission.

   Action items

  • Notify anyone within your organization and billing agency about this change and revise any office workflows
  • Attend one of our training sessions to learn how to navigate ConnectCenter and take advantage of its new features
  • Begin using Authorization Manager to enter or check the status of authorization requests for inpatient or outpatient authorizations (see Resources section below to learn more). ConnectCenter does not have any authorization entry or verification capabilities. 

Resources

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