Using the EDI Viewer and Editor

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Using the EDI Viewer and Editor

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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.

 

Tip: Changing EDI files can be a tricky undertaking. You should be experienced in the format of the 820 and understand that an 820 payment file could be a legal document that should not be altered without the consent of the originator.

To Open EDI Editor

To access the EDI Editor, select the "EDI Editor" option under "View" menu item.
 

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The "EDI Editor" menu

Note: This option is only enabled when you have opened an EDI File.

 
Alternatively, you can click on the "EDI" icon on the toolbar to invoke the EDI Editor.

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The "EDI Editor" button

 
The following screen will appear:

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The EDI Editor window

 

To Cut, Copy, Paste

When you right-click anywhere in the text, a context menu will appear with typical test edit options such as cut, copy and paste.

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The context menu

To Find and Replace

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.

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The "Find" pop-up

Pressing Ctrl H simultaneously will bring up the "Replace" utility.

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The "Replace" popup

To Save the Changes

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.

Notice: Changing EDI files can be a tricky undertaking. You should be experienced in the format of the 820 and understand that an 820 payment file could be a legal document that should not be altered without the consent of the originator.

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The "Save" button