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Providers contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) should utilize Availity’s Provider Demographic Management (PDM) application hosted on to request changes to existing practice information.

  • Log into > Select My Providers > Select Provider Data Management > Review and update your data. 
  • These changes will be made across all lines of business you participate with.
  • Please allow 30 days for processing.
  • Need help navigating PDM? Log into Availity and use the Help & Training tool in the upper right-hand corner on the Availity homepage.

For larger organizations:
Roster Automation is a new system upgrade that will read a standardized form, identify necessary changes, and update the demographic system, and .allow providers to submit changes in bulk.

Roster Automation Rules of Engagement

Roster Automation Standard Template

If your organization is not currently registered with Availity, the person(s) designated as your administrator(s) should go to and select register in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage in order to obtain an Availity account. You may also navigate directly to Availity’s registration website by clicking here: Availity registration

If you are an existing contracted group and wish to add a provider, or if you are a non-contracted provider and would like to join Anthem’s network: Begin Application

To learn more about the application process before you begin, visit the Getting Started with Anthem page.

Ready to join our network? Once you select your state and provider type on the enrollment page, you will be redirected to the secure Availity Essentials* to finish the application process.

Through the secure Availity Essentials — available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — participating and non-participating providers can:

  • Submit prior authorization requests.
  • Get current patient insurance coverage information.
  • Submit and monitor the status of claims submissions.
  • View remittance advice.
  • Inquire about previously submitted authorization requests.
  • Dispute a claim payment or denial.
  • Send us medical records, invoices, itemized bills, or other requested information.

If you don’t have an Availity account, you can register for access and view the on demand and/or instructor led trainings to become familiar with Availity’s robust features. Availity is the preferred method for contacting Anthem.

Availity chat with payer is available during normal business hours. Get answers to your questions about eligibility, benefits, authorizations, claims status, and more. Log in to the Availity Essentials and select Anthem from the payer spaces drop-down menu. Then, select Chat with Payer and complete the pre-chat form to start your chat.

Provider Services: Call the number on the back of the member’s ID card or call 800-676-BLUE (2583) to speak to a Provider Service representative.

The credentialing process typically takes 45 days from the time the Credentialing department receives your completed CAQH application.

Review the Credentialing Overview page for more information about our process.

To review your application or correct submitted information, please email our Credentialing team at

Standard fee schedules are available within the Availity Essentials. After you select your payer, navigate to the Applications page, select Information Center, then select Administrative Support and choose the appropriate fee schedule.

If you have questions about your fee schedule or need to request a copy of your contract, please reach out to your contract manager for assistance.

We’re committed to supporting you in providing quality care and services to the members in our network. On our Policies page, you will find information for assessing coverage options, guidelines for clinical utilization management, practice policies, the provider manual, and support for delivering benefits to our members.

If you have questions related to Availity, contact Availity Client Services at 800-282-4548 or visit the Availity support community.

You can also log in to Availity, select Help and Training, choose Availity Support and select your organization.

If you don’t have an Availity account, you can register for access.

Training opportunities

Use our library of self-paced courses and instructor-led training sessions available 24/7 at no cost. These learning opportunities will assist you in administering your patient’s health plan and provide with the knowledge to best assist our members.

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Get convenient online service through the ProviderPortal, or call Carelon Medical Benefits Management for support at 800-554-0580.

If you have a question about a previously submitted information update, enrollment application, or contracting question not answered here, please check the following resources for additional contact information or send us a message.

Anthem Blue Cross Provider Contacts

Availity, LLC is an independent company providing administrative support services on behalf of the health plan. Carelon Medical Benefits Management is an independent company providing some utilization review services on behalf of the health plan.