Using the EDI Viewer and Editor
EDI files are often hard to read, especially if they have no carriage returns and line feeds to put each segment on a line of its own.
The EDI Editor available in the HIPAA Premium Payment Master replaces all element separators with a star "*", all sub element separators with a colon ":" and all segment separators with a tilde "~" even if the original file uses different delimiters.
To access the EDI Editor, select the "EDI Editor" option under "View" menu item.
The "EDI Editor" menu
Alternatively, you can click on the "EDI" icon on the toolbar to invoke the EDI Editor.
The "EDI Editor" button
The following screen will appear:
The EDI Editor window
When you right-click anywhere in the text, a context menu will appear with typical test edit options such as cut, copy and paste.
The context menu
The "Find" and "Replace" utilities work as in a common text editor. To use them, right-click somewhere in the document and then from the displayed context menu select the "Find" or "Replace" command. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl F simultaneously on your keyboard to bring the text search utility.
The "Find" pop-up
Pressing Ctrl H simultaneously will bring up the "Replace" utility.
The "Replace" popup
As long as you don't save, there will be no changes to the file.
If you make changes to the file, the "Save" button becomes enabled and you can save any changes. The HIPAA Premium Payment Master will further work with those changed files, so you don't have to open the file again.
The "Save" button