We’re phasing in clear, concise, and simplified denial descriptions when returning claims status inquiries. The denial descriptions will explain why the claim or claim line was denied and what to do next. We’ve even included details about how to provide us with information digitally to move the claim further along in the claims process.


Continuing to improve

The new denial descriptions will be phased in over the next few months. Based on your feedback, we’re starting with those claims or claim lines that have caused the most confusion. If new denial reasons are added, the descriptions will be expanded as well.


Accessing claim statuses

The Claims Status application on availity.com* enables you to check the status of your claim and submit attachments needed to process your claim, all in one place. To access the Claims Status app, log into availity.com and, from the Claims & Payments tab, select Claims Status. It’s just that fast and easy to check your claim status through Availity Essentials.


If you’re not enrolled in Availity Essentials, use this link for registration information: https://availity.com/Essentials-Portal-Registration. There is no cost for our providers to use the applications through 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 Anthem Provider News - Ohio