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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 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 BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, 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) registration

To register or manage account changes for EFT only, use the EnrollHub™, a CAQH Solutions™ enrollment tool, a secure electronic EFT registration platform. This tool eliminates the need for paper registration, reduces administrative time and costs, and allows you to register with multiple payers at one time.

If you were previously registered to receive EFT only, you must register using EnrollHub to manage account changes. No other action is needed.

Electronic remittance advice (ERA) registration

You can also use Availity to register and manage account changes for ERA.

If you were registered to receive ERA, you must register using Availity to manage account changes. No other action is needed.

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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