All electronic data interchange (EDI) files use a defined American National Standards Institute (ANSI) file structure. Each text file contains at least three defined, nested components: one Interchange Control Statement (ISA defined by a header segment and a trailer segment), one Functional Group (FG defined by a header segment and a trailer segment), and one or more Transaction Sets within the Functional Group (each TS defined by a header segment and a trailer segment).
In this Application, you will analyze a sample file similar to the example provided within the Optional Resources readings for this Week.
To prepare for this Application, search the Internet for sample files similar to the one at Sample 837 File
By Day 4
For this Application, assume that your unit has been using the ANSI EDI standard, but you have decided to employ a new solution that works with most standards except ANSI EDI. Your task is to find a means to provide the same elements and metadata that the ANSI EDI standard provides.
- Choose a sample file that uses ANSI EDI structure and copy it into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or similar program.
- In a Microsoft Word document, define each data element within a row or column that corresponds with the values.
- Identify a new standard you will use, other than the ANSI EDI standard. Open another worksheet labeled with this standard. Within the new worksheet, identify the new data elements for the standard you chose.
- Populate the required fields with data concerning a fictitious patient.
- Describe in 1-2 pages, written in APA style, what file format you would choose and why. Detail how you would change the file format.