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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota System Upgrade
In follow-up to a letter sent to Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota (BCBSND) submitters in early February, BCBSND wanted to provide submitters with additional details on the Availity transition.
The implementation with Availity is progressing as planned. Per previous communication, BCBSND will begin migrating Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Submitters this month, and will work with all providers to transition by May 31, 2018.
Availity EDI and Portal Migration
If you're a provider that submits EDI transactions through a Clearinghouse, your Clearinghouse Partner will work with Availity to migrate your EDI submissions. The great news is that Availity already works with the majority of BCBSND Clearinghouse Partners which will ensure a streamlined migration. If your Clearinghouse Partner has specific requirements that need your involvement, they will reach out to you directly.
For providers that work with a Billing Service or submit EDI transactions directly to BCBSND, more specific details regarding migration timeline and activities will be shared soon.
BCBSND looks forward to working with you and helping make sure that this transition is a success. Any questions can be directed to


EDISS to End Support of Modem Technology
For All Direct Submitters
With technology and connectivity advancements through the years, modem technology has outlived its relevancy within the Healthcare industry. Noridian Healthcare Solutions (NHS) has begun its efforts to sunset support of modem technologies.
NHS will no longer support modem functionality after October 1st, 2018.
Any provider or vendor who utilizes modems for connectivity and data exchange with Noridian will need to find alternative methods for this transfer. To learn more about this effort, click here.
NOTE: NHS and EDISS cannot assist with making this decision for your organization. We encourage your facility to research and determine which Network Service Vendor fits with your unique needs.


EDISS Remittance Advice Process Change
Based on recent CMS direction involving suppression of Standard Paper Remittance Advice (SPR) outlined in Change Request (CR) 10151, EDI Support Services (EDISS) is implementing a process change for Medicare 835 Remittance Advice recipients.
CR10151 eliminates the issuance of SPRs to providers/suppliers who have been receiving Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA). More details around the CR can be found here:
Part B providers are encouraged to register for the full remittance advice option in NMP. For more information on NMP registration and functionality, please visit

Production Alerts

Remittance Advice Delay Identified and Resolved – 3/19/2018
For Medicare Part A (AZ, CA, HI, ND, NV, MT, SD, UT and WY)

The Remittance Advice (835) delay for all affected Medicare Part A states from March 19, 2018, has been resolved. 835 files have been delivered and are available for retrieval.

277CA Report Delivery Delay Identified and Corrected – 3/19/2018
For Medicare Submitters

EDISS is currently experiencing a 277CA report delivery delay associated to 837 files submitted after approximately 9:00 am (CST) on 3/18/2018 through current.

Processing Issue Identified and Corrected – 3/12/2018
For All EDI Gateway Submitters

EDI Support Services (EDISS) identified a processing issue within the EDI Gateway that affected report delivery for 837 files between 6:45 am (CT) on 3/9/2018 through 2:00 pm (CT) on 3/10/2018. Reports for these files are now available for retrieval.

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