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Depending on the output mode, the individual records may be:

Displayed on the screen, one by one,
Printed as batch to the selected printer or
Written to the database without displaying the form.


Follow the instructions below to open a single 820 EDI file and display its details on screen in easy-to-read table format.

1.Go to File arrow Open in the main menu.
The "Open" menu
Alternatively, click on the "Open Document" icon shortcut located on the program toolbar.
The "Open Document" button
2.Browse through the folders and select a file with .edi extension. Click "Open."

Note: Only payment files in "ANSI 820" format can be opened via the HIPAA Premium Payment Master. The program will display an error message if you select a file in a different format.

The "Open" window

3.Make sure the program tool bar is displayed in the left area. To display the left program bar with options, select View arrow Info Bar.
4.Select one of the following modes in the "Output Mode" box. The Output mode defines the destination where the result file will be sent to. In our example, we select the "Screen" mode.
Printer — This option allows to print the opened EDI file. Bypassing the screen, all the records are sent to the printer for output. See also: Printing Payment Records.
Screen — This is a default mode. Select this option to display the Information of the membership records in the preview window in a special form.
Image — This mode mode creates TIFF or PDF file from the EDI file. Read more in Creating Image Files from EDI.

The "Output Mode" options

5.The file is now open. Click the "Run" button to process the file.
The "Run" buttons
6.When you click on the "Run" button, the file will be parsed and the information displayed. As in our example the output mode is "Screen," the payment is displayed in a separate window. See Displaying 820 EDI Files.
If you choose an output mode other than Screen, you will see the hourglass mouse pointer until the parsing has been completed.