Framework EDI is an EDI software tool that enables programmers to
rapidly create HIPAA EDI solutions. (Click here to download an evaluation copy.)
Below are example programs to show how one can easily create HIPAA solutions with the Framework EDI.
Example Programs To run some of the example programs, you may have to remove the old reference of the Framework EDI dll from the program, and then reference its new version back again.
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Visual Basic .NET example HIPAA
EDI solutions using FREDI-NET Hybrid component to process outbound and inbound EDI files.
- Generates and translates an 835 4010X091 EDI file from and to an Excel spreadsheet.
Translating an EDI file into an Excel spreadsheet
Framework EDI HIPAA EDI validation Framework EDI validates a
HIPAA EDI file by checking it against its corresponding SEF file. Any discrepancy between
them will be regarded as an error in the EDI file. Framework EDI can check for any expression that can be entered into the SEF file. Validation includes the following types of testing
recommended by WEDI SNIP (please visit their website for more information http://www.wedi.org)
Type 1: EDI syntax integrity testing
Type 2: HIPAA syntactical requirement testing
Type 4: Situational testing
Type 5: External code set testing
(Please note that none of the SEF files provided by EDIdEv includes external codes)
Type 6: Product types or line of services
Framework EDI does not automatically test Type 3: Balancing. This test type would have to be implemented by the programmer at the time of translation.
For test Type 7: Implementation Guide-Specific Trading partners,
programmers would have to create separate SEF files specific to the trading partners.
Example Validation Programs
Below are example programs (with source code) that validate and acknowledge HIPAA EDI files with a Functional Acknowledgment 997.
Evaluation SEF files (encrypted and will only work with the evaluation copy of Framework EDI). Please note that evaluation SEF files cannot be edited nor modified.
SEF files can be viewed with the SEF Manager.
A feature introduced in the HIPAA 5010 guideline that may wreak havoc to existing EDI systems is the use of
repeating elements. EDI translators that do not support repeating elements will either miss data by disregarding consecutive data after the first repeating element; or obtain an invalid data value by capturing all multiple
values of a repeating element as one value. An example of a segment which has a repeating element is the EB segment of Transaction Set 271 version 5010
X279. In the example below, the third data element is a repeating element that has been repeated 10 times (having distinct values of 1, 33, 35, 47, 86, 88, 98, AL, MH, UC).
Notice that repeating elements are separated by a character delimiter called Repetition Separator defined at ISA11 (data element I65). In this example, the Repetition Separator is the "^" (carat).
It is important to note that in previous versions (4010 and earlier), the
position ISA11 was data element I10 (Interchange Control Standards Identifier), which always had a value "U". If this
difference is overlooked when upgrading from 4010 to 5010, all "U" characters in the EDI file will incorrectly be regarded as Repetition Separators, and cause erroneous parsing and loss of data during translation.
HIPAA 5010 SEF files and sample EDI files Below are evaluation versions of the HIPAA 5010 SEF files along with sample EDI files. (Sample EDI files are structurally correct, but their data are nonsensical.).
Please note that evaluation SEF files cannot be edited nor modified, but they can be viewed with the SEF Manager.
Example program that acknowledges an 834 EDI (that has several Functional
Groups) with a TA1 acknowledgment, and at the same time splits it into
several smaller 834 EDI files by Functional Group. They are then
validated, and each are acknowledge with a separate 999 Implementation
Visual Basic 6
- Generate Transaction Set 271 5010X279 HIPAA in VB6
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(of similar style to above) that can be purchased from our eShop
(in the Product Category field, select "Sourcecode Examples").
Please note that all example programs have only evaluation SEF files.
Generates and translates 270 5010X279A1
HIPAA EDI files (VB6, VB.NET)
Generates and translates 277 5010X212
HIPAA EDI files (C#, VB.NET)
Generates and translates 277 5010X214 EDI files (C#, VB.NET)
Generates and translates 278 5010X217
HIPAA EDI files (C#)
Generates and translates 278 5010X228 EDI files (C#)
Generates and translates 834 5010X220A1
HIPAA EDI files (C#, VB.NET)
Generates and translates 835 5010X221A1 EDI files (C#, VB.NET, VB6)
Generates and translates 837 5010X222A1 EDI files (C#, VB.NET)
Generates and translates 837 5010X223A2
HIPAA EDI files (C#)
The example programs provided in this article are for illustration only, and
have no purpose other than to show software developers how to use the Framework
EDI component in programming languages to process EDI files. If you have
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