X12 EDI Healthcare Transactions Decoded: Who Sends, Who Receives and Why
Throughout the healthcare ecosystem, patient encounters trigger X12 EDI transactions involving insurance benefits, claims and payment. Senders and receivers of EDI transactions range from healthcare providers, professionals and institutions, clearinghouses, employers and insurance companies to government entities such as Medicare. Additionally, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) mandates healthcare organizations follow specific X12 EDI standards to submit and process insurance claims.
Benefit plans and insurance types communicated through EDI messages include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability and more. EDI transactions can be used to determine eligibility and authorization, coordination of benefits, claims and payment status as well as payer specifics.
Critical to healthcare today, X12 EDI data integration helps ensure interoperability between all upstream and downstream participants in the process.
CHART: X12 EDI Healthcare Information Exchange Transactions
PilotFish created this user-friendly chart as a “cheat sheet” to list the core transactions vital to healthcare EDI data exchange and integration.
You’ll find the typical sender, receiver and the purpose of the transaction and workflow.
The EDI transactions used in Healthcare Eligibility & Benefits, Claims Management, Payments & Remittances, Enrollment & Maintenance are delineated. The Acknowledgement messages used to confirm transaction receipt and/or information are also listed.
|EDI 270||Healthcare provider or billing service||Health insurance payer||Inquires about a patient’s eligibility and benefits with a health insurance payer.|
|EDI 271||Health insurance payer||Healthcare provider or billing service||Response to the eligibility inquiry (EDI 270) and provides detailed information on a patient’s eligibility and benefits from the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 275||Healthcare provider or billing service||Health insurance payer||Communicates patient demographic and administrative information, such as updates or corrections to patient records, from the provider to the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 276||Healthcare provider or billing service||Health insurance payer||Requests the status of a submitted claim from the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 277||Health insurance payer||Healthcare provider or billing service||Response to the claim status request (EDI 276) and provides detailed information about the status of a submitted claim from the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 278||Healthcare provider or billing service||Health insurance payer||Requests prior authorization for specific healthcare services or procedures from the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 820||Payer or employer||Healthcare provider or billing service||Transmits premium payments and associated remittance advice from the sender (payer or employer) to the healthcare provider or billing service.|
|EDI 824||Receiver of the original transaction||Sender of the original transaction||Provides acknowledgment and notification of the status of an application or transaction. Confirms the receipt, acceptance, rejection, or pending status of the original transaction.|
|EDI 834||Employer, benefits administrator, or health plan||Health insurance payer||Communicates enrollment and maintenance information, such as adding or terminating coverage, from the sender (employer, benefits administrator, or health plan) to the health insurance payer.|
|EDI 835||Health insurance payer||Healthcare provider or billing service||Provides remittance advice and payment details from the health insurance payer to the healthcare provider or billing service for services rendered.|
|EDI 837-P||Healthcare provider or billing service||Health insurance payer||Submits professional healthcare claims for services rendered by healthcare providers such as physicians, therapists, and other professional services.|
|EDI 837-D||Dental care provider or billing service||Dental insurance payer||Submits dental healthcare claims for services provided by dental care providers.|
|EDI 837-I||Institutional healthcare provider or billing service (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes)||Health insurance payer||Submits institutional healthcare claims for services provided by hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutional facilities.|
|EDI 997||Receiver of the original transaction||Sender of the original transaction||Functional acknowledgment indicating the receipt and basic validation of an EDI transaction. Confirms that the original transaction was received and whether it was accepted or rejected.|
|EDI 999||Receiver of the original transaction||Sender of the original transaction||Implementation acknowledgment providing detailed validation results for the original transaction. Specifies errors, warnings, or acceptances related to the received transaction.|
|TA1||Receiver of the interchange (EDI file)||Sender of the interchange (EDI file)||Interchange|
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X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute for more than 35 years, develops and maintains EDI standards and XML schemas.