BCBS IL Prefixes for Pre-Auth Through Availity

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This might not be the right place to ask, but I’m hoping someone will know. I get pre-auth for patients for procedures in Indiana. On Availity, I choose “Other Blue Plans-IN”, and it sends me to another page where I input the 3-letter prefix. Sometimes the right prefix helps sends me to the BCBSIL pre-auth tool. Usually, I end up selecting my provider’s name, adding a phone number, and getting a dialogue box devoid of any text except for an (Okay) button.

At one point, I had 2 patients – one whose prefix let me get to the pre-auth site and one whose didn’t. I was able to get auth for both by entering the “good” prefix in Availity’s site. Of course, I didn’t make a note of the prefix, nor did I try to bookmark the site.

I know in the big scheme of life, this is unimportant, but damn, I really hate calling and being stuck on hold for 40-90 minutes. (All hold music should be tested on paid subjects whose blood pressure and homicidal ideation are tested at 5-minute increments.) I also really appreciate a paper trail on the pre-auth.

Do any of you know the “magic” prefixes or a way to get to the BCBS IL portal? Thanks in advance for any guidance at all.

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This might not be the right place to ask, but I’m hoping someone will know. I get pre-auth for patients for procedures in Indiana. On Availity, I choose “Other Blue Plans-IN”, and it sends me to another page where I input the 3-letter prefix. Sometimes the right prefix helps sends me to the BCBSIL pre-auth tool. Usually, I end up selecting my provider’s name, adding a phone number, and getting a dialogue box devoid of any text except for an (Okay) button. At one point, I had 2 patients – one whose prefix let me get to the pre-auth site and one whose didn’t. I was able to get auth for both by entering the “good” prefix in Availity’s site. Of course, I didn’t make a note of the prefix, nor did I try to bookmark the site. I know in the big scheme of life, this is unimportant, but damn, I really hate calling and being stuck on hold for 40-90 minutes. (All hold music should be tested on paid subjects whose blood pressure and homicidal ideation are tested at 5-minute increments.) I also really appreciate a paper trail on the pre-auth. Do any of you know the “magic” prefixes or a way to get to the BCBS IL portal? Thanks in advance for any guidance at all.
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