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What payer ID do I use for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield?

If you're filing claims for Excellus BCBS in New York, you need to pay attention to your location because the payer ID you'll need to use will vary depending on your zip code. There are 3 possible payer IDs based on the county where your practice is located. Be sure to check that you are using the correct ID for your county


1- Payer ID-BCBSRA:Excellus BCBS Rochester area. 

Use this payer if your practice is in the following counties:

  • Monroe
  • Ontario
  • Wayne
  • Seneca
  • Livingston
  • Yates

2-Payer ID-BCBSCNY: Excellus BCBS CNY

Use this payer if your practice in the following counties:

  • Oswego
  • Onondaga
  • Cayuga
  • Cortland
  • Chenango
  • Broome
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins
  • Schuyler
  • Chemung
  • Steuben

3-Payer ID-BCBSUW: Excellus BCBS Utica/Watertown

Use this payer if your practice in the following counties:

  • Clinton
  • Essex
  • Franklyn
  • St. Lawrence
  • Jefferson
  • Lewis
  • Oneida
  • Madison
  • Herkimer
  • Hamilton
  • Fulton
  • Montgomery
  • Otsego
  • Delaware

If you're not sure what county you're in, you can check by clicking HERE.


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