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"The ANSI header is defined at the EMC Receiver level"

Jun 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM
A provider wishes to create whole new batches of information to send to us. They say it is difficult to get the header from the original batch, and want us to define a new header for them. Since I am not an expert, I have no idea what header they are referring to, to clarify they said "The ANSI header is defined at the EMC Receiver level."

This didn't clarify much for me. Can you shed light on this. Perhaps tell me where to look in some documentation to convert this into something I might understand.
Jun 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM
For an 837, the header is considered everything in Table 1 that is not inside a hierarchical loop.
The generic X12 standard for Table can be seen here: https://www.disa.org/apps/workbook/X12_October_2012/ts/837.htm
The more specific implementation guide can be purchased at http://www.wpc-edi.com/.

In the example here, the header is:
ST*837*0021*005010X222~
BHT*0019*00*244579*20061015*1023*CH~
NM1*41*2*PREMIER BILLING SERVICE*****46*TGJ23~
PER*IC*JERRY*TE*3055552222*EX*231~
NM1*40*2*KEY INSURANCE COMPANY*****46*66783JJT~
Jun 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Thanks, that was just what I needed.