Performance enhancements to the authorization application on Availity Essentials
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield appreciates the feedback you shared about the Availity Essentials* multi-payer authorization application. The insight you provided about your user experience has enabled enhancements that we hope will further improve your experience:
- Easier to track your authorization requests. Case numbers are being returned following your authorization submission, making it easier to track your authorization requests.
- Expanded procedure code options. You can now submit your procedure codes by visits and hours, in addition to days and units.
- Error code improvements. Recognizing that error codes can be difficult to understand, we have rewritten them to be more clear, concise, and actionable.
- Enhancements to the admissions dropdown menu. For outpatient submissions, an enhancement to the level of service improves turnaround time for case decision. For inpatient and outpatient submissions, urgent requests receive a confirmation message.
- Update to Add Attachment feature. We have added a reminder notification that enables you to double check that the attachments are connected to the correct member for the correct authorization.
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August 2022 Anthem Provider News - Ohio