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EDI Validation Tools

With this EDI Validation Tool (Free Download) healthcare organizations can manually validate 837 files, 834 files, and other HIPAA X12 EDI file types. The X12 tools are used to test those files by reading, validating, and producing an X12 999 Acknowledgement (ACK). The 999 ACK informs the submitter that the EDI file was valid according to the receiver’s implementation guide.  This x12 validation includes the results describing the quality of the functional group’s syntax. Sometimes this x12 validation is referred to as WEDI SNIP level 1 and 2 edits.

Steps to Generate the 999 ACK

  1. To start, Download the Free EDI Validation Tool and install the X12 Studio Tool box application:
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  1. Launch the application and open an existing 837I, 837P, 834, or any of the HIPAA X12 EDI files:
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  1. Click on the Generate ACK 999 icon in the top menu:
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  1. View the Output tab at the bottom of the application. This will show the file system location of the generated 999 ACK. Simply click on the file location in the Output window and X12 Studio tool box will open the 999 ACK response.

It’s also worth noting, this Output file location can be configured within the ‘Configure’ menu:

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  1. Here is the generated 999 ACK output for the X12 837I (Institutional) EDI file. In this scenario, the 837I was accepted as denoted in the AK9 ‘A’ (for accepted):
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  1. Now, let’s use X12 Studio Tool Box to edit the file so that we can test for an invalid 837I. Change the NM108 subscriber name qualifier value from ‘MI’ to an invalid enumeration of ‘XX’.
  1. X12 Studio Tool Box will instantly validate this change and display a X12 validation error in the bottom of the screen within the HIPAA Validation tab:
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  1. Generate 999 ACK again and verify that the 999 produced a rejection in the AK9, denoted by ‘R’ (for rejected).
EDI Validation Tool

X12 Studio Toolbox

The free trial download of T-Connect X12 Studio Toolbox provides a set of features helpful for streamlining HIPAA processes, including a 999 ACK Generator.

The X12 Studio Toolbox utilizes some of our features found in our EDI Gateway solution in an easy-to-use interface.  We also support elevated SNIP level edits.

Visit Caliber Health’s website to compare EDI software and pinpoint the best solution to meet your healthcare data management needs.

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