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The whole idea of EDI is ability of disparate computers to communicate without the involvement of human being. So while the manual answering of claim status requests is possible, there are certainly limitation on how many request a case worker can handle per shift. And with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act it is now necessary for payers to implement real time interfaces to allow providers instantaneously with responses to their claim status and eligibility requests.
So the real challenge is to connect the HIPAA Claim Status Responder with the back end system and get access to the live data.
The HIPAA Claim Status Responder has a database interface that allows one to
There are scripts provided and a screen to generate those tables for a few important databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, the open-source database mySQL and Oracle.