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Change Healthcare System Interruption

Change Healthcare, our electronic data interchange (EDI) clearinghouse for claims and payment cycle management, continues to address their network interruption related to a security incident. Below are updates for our systems and processes:

1. Claims payments: Providers who were unable to successfully submit claims during the outage may now submit them either through Availity or PCH Global, or, through Change Healthcare, once connectivity is restored. We have extended the claims timely filing deadline for claims that would have been rejected due to untimely filing during the service interruption. For more details, see the Claims Timely Filing Deadline Extension provider notice (PDF).

2. Electronic claims submission through Availity: If you or your clearinghouse do not currently use Availity to submit claims, you must register with Avaiity at: https://www.availity.com/Essentials-Portal-Registration. Please choose the registration option that aligns with your business: Healthcare or Atypical Provider. For registration process assistance and other resources, access the training site link on the Availity registration page.

If you are currently registered with Availity for another payor, or if you use another clearinghouse, you must request that they route your electronic claims for First Choice VIP Care to Availity.

For additional information and resources see the recent Additional Information for Availity provider notice (PDF).

3. Submitting claims through Change Healthcare: First Choice VIP Care has not reconnected directly to Change Healthcare, providers may submit claims to First Choice VIP Care through Change Healthcare.

Providers may use Relay Health or iEDI (the two clearing houses being offered today by Change Healthcare/Optum) for submitting claims to First Choice VIP Care. Claims submitted through these clearinghouses will be routed to us via Availity until we reestablish direct connectivity to Change Healthcare.

  • To use Relay Health or iEDI, you will have to establish new connectivity with these clearinghouses.
  • For new connectivity requirements, you will need to reach out to your Change Healthcare account representative.
  • If you do not know who your account representative is, you can submit an inquiry via the Change Healthcare General Inquiry form.

4. Manual claims submission through PCH Global: To enroll for claims submission through PCH Global, please go to https://pchhealth.global and click the Sign-Up link in the upper right-hand corner to register.

Complete the registration process and log into your account. You will be asked how you heard about PCH Global; select Payer, then AmeriHealth. Access your profile by clicking on Manage User and then My Profile. You will need to complete all the profile information. When you go to the Subscription Details screen, select the More option on the right-hand side to see how to enter the promo code Exela-EDI.

When you are ready to submit claims, use the following information to search for our payer information:

  1. Payer name: First Choice VIP Care
  2. PO Box: 7182

For a detailed walk through of the registration process, refer to the PCH Global Registration manual, found on the PCH Global website in the Resource Menu.

5. Electronic remittance advice (ERA/835) files: Providers can view and download an electronic remittance pdf via the NaviNet provider portal. Providers may also access the ERA/835 file through ECHO Health. For additional information, please see the recent 835 Access provider notice (PDF). NOTE: Due to the Change Healthcare security incident, remittance advices generated after February 21, 2024, may not include all of the information previously provided. As Change Healthcare continues to restore services, this information will become available.

6. Prior authorization submission and processing: The prior authorization systems continue to operate normally.

7. Eligibility verification, claim status inquiry, and authorization inquiry: These capabilities continue to be available via NaviNet. If you do not have access to NaviNet provider portal, please visit https://register.navinet.net/ to sign up.

Please note, in the interim our Provider Services Department will not be able to assist with the processing of your payments or obtaining your 835 files any sooner. If you have other questions, you may contact Provider Services at 1-888-978-0151.

We thank you for your partnership, and will continue to provide updates as we work to resolve the downstream impacts of Change Healthcare's service interruption.

Select Health of South Carolina is pleased to welcome our First Choice VIP Care participating providers. As a First Choice VIP Care provider, you are a part of a dedicated network that is ready to meet our members' health care needs. As partners in care, we'll work with you to ensure that our members receive access to the quality health care they need and deserve, through a plan which features:

  • A coordinated care approach.
  • Leading technology solutions.
  • Innovative community outreach programs that offer better health outcomes to our members.

Our robust network is designed to provide our members with integrated care. You will find other committed providers like you in the directories below:

  • Find a Provider
    Search for a PCP, specialist, hospital, or other health care provider in our network. Provider data contained within the online directory is updated daily Monday through Friday.
  • Pharmacy directory (PDF) PDF April 29, 2024
    See a list of all of the pharmacies in our network.

If you notice any errors in the directory, please fax, on practice letterhead, the information as it should appear, to the attention of Provider Services at 1-888-978-0151, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., from April 1 to September 30; or seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., from October 1 to March 31.

Want to join our network?

We're always looking for providers to join our network of care. Learn about joining our provider network today. Check out credentialing information for First Choice VIP Care.

Please refer to the other provider links for additional information and resources. Check back often, as we continue to add and update provider materials, resources, trainings, and communications. If you have any additional questions, call First Choice VIP Care Provider Services at 1-888-978-0151, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., from April 1 to September 30; or seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., from October 1 to March 31.