Using the EDI 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 Enrollment 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 Open EDI Editor

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

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The "EDI Editor" menu

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

This option is only enabled when you have opened an EDI file.

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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 text edit options such as cut, copy and paste.

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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 up 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 Enrollment Master will further on work with those changed files, so you don't have to open the original file again.

Notice: Changing EDI files can be a tricky undertaking. You should be experienced in the format of the 834 and understand that an 834 claim file could be a legal document that should not be altered without the consent of the originator.

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The "Save" button