Chapter 1. Purpose and Business Information

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1.1 Implementation Purpose and Scope

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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.

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The purpose of this implementation guide is to provide standardized data requirements and content to users of Version 006020 of ASC X12, Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance (834). The 834 is used to transfer enrollment information from the sponsor of the insurance coverage, benefits, or policy to a payer. The intent of this implementation guide is to meet the health care industry's specific need for the initial enrollment and subsequent maintenance of individuals who are enrolled in insurance products. This implementation guide specifically addresses the enrollment, maintenance of health care products, and tax advantage account products.

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