No Surprises Act (NSA) Directory Validation

As 2023 begins, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) is thanking the 73 percent of our provider community that validated their organizations provider directory information in 2022. As a requirement of the NSA, we are following the federal mandate which will continue into the years to come.

As a reminder providers will be required to validate once a year. There is still time to validate to make sure your 2023 information is up-to-date. Validating your information ensures our directory reflects accurate information. Our members and your patients rely on the provider directory to assist in finding health care services available within their network.

As new patients and providers join our network, the directory informs providers and our members that you are available. When your information is not correct, this may cause members and provider referrals to go elsewhere. Follow these instructions to complete the directory validation process.


Need help with Availity Essentials or login? 

  • Call their Client Services at 1-800-282-4548.

For questions about the Directory Validation process, contact Provider Credentialing at: