Submitting Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield claims disputes through Availity Essentials* is the most efficient way to have a claim reconsidered. Easily accessible through the Claims & Payments application, select Claims Status to access the claim. Use the Dispute button to file the appeal and upload supporting document to finalize the submission.


Add multiple claims to one dispute submission

You can submit one dispute and add multiple claims — up to 25 claims — as long as the additional disputed claims are for the same member, provider, and dispute reason. For Commercial member claims, you can begin submitting multiple claims on one dispute beginning in November.


Access acknowledgement, update, and decision letters digitally, too

Access correspondence related to your disputes through the Appeals Dashboard. When you submit multiple claims on one dispute through Availity Essentials, you will receive correspondence related to each individual dispute, so expect a greater number of letters in your Appeals Dashboard. You can easily identify the correspondence related to your multiple dispute submission by looking for the
CI-COMM case number.


Availity Essentials appeals training

For detailed instructions about submitting disputes electronically, use this link to access appeals training from Availity Essentials.

* Availity, LLC is an independent company providing administrative support services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


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November 2022 Provider Newsletter - New Hampshire