Checking EDI Files

EDI file analysis based on the HIPAA standards. Compliance with HIPAA EDI rules is an essential part of the exchange of EDI documents. The standards are the only agreed upon rules that sender and receiver use to exchange data from completely different backend systems. Strict adherence is therefore necessary to guarantee frictionless operation.

Unfortunately, HIPAA compliance is difficult and the truth is that many HIPAA EDI files are truly bad. Syntax errors, omitted loops, missing elements, wrongly formatted elements — these are the most common EDI errors. Without a true analysis, it is difficult to say what data ends up in your system.

EDI Exchange has a built-in compliance engine that analyzes each incoming and outgoing EDI transaction. Line by line, element by element, error reporting provides a powerful tool to determine the quality of the incoming and outgoing EDI files. All HIPAA file versions are supported. The compliance check creates a detailed report that lists every compliance issue. Outgoing files can also be checked and individual transaction in violation of HIPAA rules can be held back.

Note: You can enable automatic compliance check on outgoing and incoming EDI files. See Setting up Incoming and Outgoing Files Options.


Follow the instructions below to check EDI files for compliance.

1. Select "Check EDI File" under the "EDI Exchange" menu item.

The "Check EDI File" menu item

Alternatively, you can click on the "Select and Check EDI File" button in the Inbox Manager window. Read more in Accessing Inbox Manager.

Inbox Manager_Select and Check
The "Select and Check EDI File" button
2. In the opened file selection dialog, select an EDI file and click "Open."
3. In the Inbox Manager, you can see the result messages for the operation. The details are displayed in the "Activity Log and Warnings" area.

The "Activity Log and Warnings" area displaying log messages


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