Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

December 2016

Enroll Now Through AvailityTM for Electronic Payment and Remittance Options

Did you know providers can enroll and make necessary changes to the Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) set up through the Availity Web portal? 

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) EFT and ERA enrollment process will be available online only, through Availity. The online EFT and ERA enrollment process through Availity can be completed in near real-time, without the inconvenience of downloading and faxing or mailing paper enrollment forms. Providers will receive a confirmation letter acknowledging the enrollment effective date and related information.

Advantages of enrolling for EFT

  • Quicker receipt of payments
  • Greater security – no more risk of lost or stolen paper checks
  • Direct deposit into the bank account of your choice

Advantages of enrolling for ERA

  • Faster remittance delivery
  • Automatic posting capabilities
  • Designate delivery to a specific clearinghouse or vendor

Once your organization is enrolled for ERA, providers and billing services gain the ability to use the Availity Remittance Viewer. This online tool permits users to search, view, save and print remittance information, even if the ERA is delivered to an appointed receiver. To learn more about the Remittance Viewer, go to the Remittance Viewer page in the Education and Reference Center/Provider Tools section.

Online ERA and EFT enrollment is available to registered Availity users. To register for Availity, simply go to and sign up today.  There is no cost to register for Availity. For assistance with ERA and EFT enrollment through Availity, or to learn more about how to use the remittance viewer tool, contact a Provider Education Consultant at or call 800-746-4614.

Availity is a trademark of Availity, L.L.C., a separate company that operates a health information network to provide electronic information exchange services to medical professionals. Availity provides administrative services to BCBSNM. BCBSNM makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by third party vendors such as Availity. If you have any questions about the products or services offered by such vendors, you should contact the vendor(s) directly.

Blue Review • December 2016

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