Claim Edits 251 and B57

Claim Edits 251 and B57


BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan recently made changes for BlueCross member IDs. These changes impacted claims that have not been submitted with the correct carrier code based on members’ ID prefix. 

Previously, these claims would have been accepted and routed accordingly. Now, due to new member ID requirements, claims must be submitted with the carrier code (payer ID) which corresponds correctly to the members’ ID prefix. Claims submitted with the incorrect carrier code will return either a 251 or B57 edit.

Please use this chart as a reference.

A notification of this change was sent previously to our trading partners. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our EDI area at