Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has a strategic relationship with Availity to serve as our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) partner for all electronic data and transactions.

Health care professionals, billing services and clearinghouses who are new to the EDI space can register to exchange EDI transactions with Availity.

Your organization can submit and receive the following transactions through the Availity EDI Gateway:

837 Institutional Claims
837 Professional Claims
837 Dental Claims
835 Electronic Remittance Advice
276/277 Claim Status
270/271 Eligibility Request
275 Electronic Medical Attachments
278 Prior Authorizations and Referrals

Payer name and ID

Your Payer Name is Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Payer ID is 00246.

(If you use a billing company or clearinghouse for your EDI transmissions, please work with them on which payer ID they want you to use).

To send claims via the Availity EDI Gateway, log in to the Availity site.

Login or Register with Availity

Don’t have an Availity account?

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Electronic claims payment through electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a secure and fast way to receive payment, reducing administrative processes. EFT deposits are assigned a trace number that is matched to the 835 Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) for simple payment reconciliation.

As of November 1, 2021, use enrollsafe.payeehub.org to register and manage EFT account changes.

Electronic remittance advice (835)

The 835 eliminates the need for paper remittance reconciliation.

Use Availity to register and manage ERA account changes with these easy steps:

  • Log in to Availity .
  • Select My Providers > Enrollment Center > ERA Enrollment.

Note: If you use a clearinghouse or vendor, please work with them on ERA registration and receiving your ERAs.

Contacting Availity

If you have any questions please contact Availity Client Services at 1-800-Availity (1-800-282-4548), Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm ET.


1-800-Availity (1-800-282-4548)

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