Chapter 1. Purpose and Business Information

id="wpcBookLinkControl_purpose_and_business_information_1" label="Comment on Common Content Head above" book="cc" page="ch01" forumKey="purpose_and_business_information_1" version="15" runat="server"

1.1 Implementation Purpose and Scope

id="wpcBookLinkControl_implementation_purpose_and_scope_1" label="Comment on Common Content Sub Head above" book="cc" page="ch01" forumKey="implementation_purpose_and_scope_1" version="15" runat="server"

For the health care industry to achieve the potential administrative cost savings with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), standards have been developed to facilitate consistent implementation by all organizations. To facilitate a smooth transition into the EDI environment, uniform implementation is critical.

id="wpcForumControl_pabi_2" category="Purpose and Business Information" forumKey="pabi_2" label="Comment on Paragraph above" forumName="Implementation Purpose and Scope: Paragraph 1" runat="server"

This is the technical report document for the ASC X12N 837 Health Care Claims (837) transaction for dental claims, encounters, and/or requests for predetermination of benefits (estimates). Unless noted otherwise, the term "claim" in this guide applies to all these uses. See Section 1.5 - Business Terminology for definitions. This document provides a definitive statement of what trading partners must be able to support in this version of the 837.

id="wpcForumControl_wg2_837d_implementation_purpose_and_scope_3" category="Purpose and Business Information" forumKey="wg2_837d_implementation_purpose_and_scope_3" label="Comment on Paragraph above" forumName="Implementation Purpose and Scope: Paragraph 2" runat="server"

id="wpcForumControl_x325_pabi_99" category="Purpose and Business Information" forumKey="x325_pabi_99" label="Add New Section" forumName="Implementation Purpose and Scope: Section Addition" runat="server"