Instruction and Guide: Submitting electronic claim to BCBS

 Electronic Claims Submission

Electronic claims must be filed through the Availity Health Information Network. You may access the
Availity Health Information Network directly or send your claims through a billing service or clearinghouse
to transmit to Availity; Availity will then route to BCBSF. For more information, refer to the Electronic Self-
Service Tools section. For questions about Availity, call (800) AVAILITY (282-4548) or to register, visit

National Provider Identifier
As of May 23, 2008, all health care providers are required to submit a standard unique National Provider
Identifier (NPI) on all electronic transactions. This number replaces all other provider numbers and
identifiers (e.g., UPIN, Medicare, BCBSF number). For additional information on NPI, refer to the CMS
website. Before using your NPI to file claims, you must register it with BCBSF. Simply complete and
return the National Provider Indentifier (NPI) Notification Form, available on our website,