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Parsing EDI the better way

You’re parsing it the hard way.  But it’s not too late to fix it! Welcome back!  By now you have the EDI basics down pat.   You know what ANSI X12 is all about, you know about segment structures, EDI envelopes, etc.  For HIPAA developers you may already […]

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What are the SNIP EDI Validation Levels

You’ve been hearing about SNIP level validation a while now however they seem foreign to you.  Let’s go over them. SNIP is the short name for WEDI SNIP (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Strategic National Implementation Process).  Whew! When you’re dealing with HIPAA you must make that […]

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What’s the Repetition Separator Character in 5010 X12?

The Repetition Separator Character was introduced in version 5010 of the HIPAA implementation guide.               This character is located in ISA11 of the HIPAA 5010 implementation guide.  Previously ISA11 was used to hold the Interchange Controls Version Number ( ex: 4010).  […]

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Detecting X12 EDI Delimiters

EDI Parsers must be able to understand data in EDI files in order to correctly parse them.  EDI data files can look complex, however they must adhere to certain rules.  For example, EDI data is grouped into segments.  Segments contain data elements.   EDI parsers must be able […]

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X12 Segment Structure

EDI segments contain the basic units of data in an EDI file. In fact an EDI file contains only segments. In this article we will discuss the X12 segment structure and how it’s used to create EDI messages. Let’s say we want to send a basic company […]

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What is EDI

The purpose of this article to give a brief overview of what EDI is in a simple and straightforward manner. If you’re reading this article that means that you’re either interested in EDI development or simply just want to learn more about EDI in general. There’s a […]

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