Independence BCBS

Please follow the Enrollment Instructions below to become an electronic submitter for Independence BCBS.


Please Note: These instructions are specifically for EDI Submission to Independence under the following Payer IDs: 


Independence BCBS54704
Keystone Health Plan95056
Independence Administrators54763


Required Process for those applying for new Submitter IDs

The following online enrollment must be completed prior to initiation of electronic claims submission or inquiry.

SmartDataStream Account Registration

If the above link does not work properly, please follow these steps:

Go to the following site: Trading Partner Information Center for Independence Blue Cross ( then click the "New account registration" link.


If you have any questions regarding this registration, please phone the Independence Support Team at the following number: 855-297-4436 


Account Registration

Provider Details

  • Please enter your Provider Name

  • Please enter your Tax ID and NPI

Contact Information

  • Enter the primary Contact Name, Phone & Email address

Acceptance and Submission Section

  • Please check the "I'm not a robot" captcha box 

  • Review your information and Submit

Trading Partner Agreement and/or Services Contract

  • After Registration is Completed, please log into Smart Data Stream and complete the Trading Partner Agreement


SFTP Registration

Upon creation of your SDS Account, you will need to complete the SFTP Registration Form to request an SFTP Login ID and Password. Please call our helpdesk at 602-439-2525 for assistance completing the form.


Waiting for a Response

Once the registration process outlined above has been completed, your SFTP Registration form will be processed. Processing will take approximately three to five business days from the date of receipt

After processing, a confirmation will be emailed to you with your Trading Partner ID, SFTP Login ID, and Password as notification to begin filing claims electronically. If neither confirmation nor a returned packet is received after two weeks, contact the BCBS EDI Technology Support Center at 855-297-4436 


Mailbox Setup

Once you have received your Submitter ID and SFTP Login ID and Password from BCBS, please call the ClaimShuttle Support Team at 602-439-2525 and set an appointment for a Mailbox setup and first Production File Transmission to BCBS. Testing is not required for this Payer.