EDI

EMD supports submitting electronic data via billing clearing houses and direct payers. Our EDI broker and SDK provides the ability to build CNS-1500 ASC X12 EDI data message, transmit the EDI message, receive EDI message, and process received EDI messages. Our EDI technology is most commonly used to provide HIPAA compliant insurance claims, insurance claim status, insurance eligibility (270), and insurance authorization (278).

EMD is an active member of ASC X12. This ensures that we are fully up to date and knowledgeable about the progression and use of the EDI standard.

WHAT IS EDI:
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means, which is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system, i.e. from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention. It is more than mere e-mail; for instance, organizations might replace bills of lading and even cheques with appropriate EDI messages. 

In 1996, the National Institute of Standards and Technology defined electronic data interchange as "the computer-to-computer interchange of strictly formatted messages that represent documents other than monetary instruments. EDI implies a sequence of messages between two parties, either of whom may serve as originator or recipient. The formatted data representing the documents may be transmitted from originator to recipient via telecommunications or physically transported on electronic storage media." It distinguishes mere electronic communication or data exchange, specifying that "in EDI, the usual processing of received messages is by computer only. Human intervention in the processing of a received message is typically intended only for error conditions, for quality review, and for special situations. For example, the transmission of binary or textual data is not EDI as defined here unless the data is treated as one or more data elements of an EDI message and it is not normally intended for human interpretation as part of online data processing."

EDI can be formally defined as the transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer system to another without human intervention.

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