Reminder: PA Checkpoint Tool in Availity Essentials

PA checkpoint has been live since April 20, 2024, for our Commercial and Medicaid Expansion lines of business.

Below are a few reminders to help providers as they use PA Checkpoint:

  • The skip button that displays on the bottom of the PA Checkpoint tool is only to be used for Medicaid Expansion referrals.
  • If a CPT code displays a green status of “NO AUTH REQUIRED," providers do not need to do anything further.
    • If a provider would like authorization requirement status for their record a print option is available on the webpage, or the transaction ID can be saved. The transaction ID tracks the information.
  • If a CPT code displays a red status of “AUTH REQUIRED," providers should continue to the next screens as applicable.

Additional submission information can be found in the Predictal resource guide.

If you have any questions regarding this change, contact

For questions related to Availity Essentials registration or administrator functions, contact Availity Essentials Client Services at 1-800-282-4548.