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The purpose for this page is to provide support and assistance to users using EDIdEv Framework EDI with their HIPAA EDI X12 projects. Please download, install and familiarize yourself with Framework EDI before downloading the sample programs on this web page.
Visual Basic .NET sample programs using FREDI-NET Hybrid component to process outbound and inbound EDI files.
C# .NET sample programs using FREDI-NET Hybrid component to process outbound and inbound EDI files.
Visual Basic 6 sample programs that generate and translate HIPAA EDI files using Framework EDI.
Delphi 5 skeleton programs that uses Framework EDI
FoxPro 6 skeleton programs that uses Framework EDI
Visual C++ skeleton programs that uses Framework EDI
Access - sample programs to demonstrate how one can map EDI files to/from a database
Excel - demonstrates how to generate an EDI file from a spreadsheet
Framework EDI validates an 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/snip/ )
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
Visual Basic 6
Note: The correct version of SEF files must be used in both the "ValidateHipaa" and "Ack" sample program to generate a correct report and Functional Acknowledgment 997 file respectively. Also, Framework EDI does not validate the calculations of an EDI file (e.g. total sum of ...). To include this kind of test, you would have to do it programmatically.
For more information about Framework EDI's validation capabilities, please read EDI Validation.
SEF files in their actual format
Evaluation SEF files (encrypted and will only work with the evaluation copy of Framework EDI)
Eligibility, Coverage or Benefit Inquiry
(Also note that none of our SEF
files contain the .TEXT section, nor do they include external codes.)
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.
Below are evaluation versions of the HIPAA 5010 SEF files along with sample EDI files. (Please note that the sample EDI files are structurally correct, but their data are nonsensical.)
Below are example programs to demonstrate how to generate, translate and acknowledge EDI files with repeating elements using Framework EDI component.
Visual Basic 6
Visual Basic .NET
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functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs.
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