Register for web tools

Availity® Essentials is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network’s provider portal. Through the site, you can:

  • Check member eligibility and benefits
  • Check claim status
  • View remittance advice and vouchers
  • Determine if a prior authorization or referral is required and link to the appropriate application to submit the request
  • Submit clinical editing appeals, including scanning and uploading related documents
  • Access Blue Cross and BCN resources and applications

Is your organization registered for Availity?

Important: Availity Essentials users should complete training webinars that are specific to Blue Cross and BCN before they start using Availity Essentials. See the Availity Essentials user guide (PDF) for more information.

Need help?

If you need help registering for Availity Essentials, call Availity Client Services at 1-800-AVAILITY (282-4548). Assistance is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Were you looking for information on web-DENIS or Provider Secured Services? Availity Essentials replaced them as our provider portal in 2022.


Availity® is an independent company that contracts with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to offer provider portal and electronic data interchange services.