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header contains RISA

Oct 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM
I have a company submitting data with an "RISA" for the first four characters of the file. They say they can't change it, because that is the way they submit their claims to their clearinghouse.

Before I modify the program to strip the "R" is anyone familiar with why this would be reasonable?
Oct 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM
Edited Oct 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM
Reasonable?!?!? LOL, that's a good one ;)

I've heard that excuse from so many different EPM vendors, its not even funny.
So, their time to develop a correctly formatted file is worth more than your time to fix their files??

What would be cool, is if we made it so to write a Parser, you just 'extended' the existing X12 Parser.
And, when you ran the Parse() method, it would do two things:
  1. Call a PreProcess() method (which is blank by default), but you could override it with your own code to strip the "R" (or any other fixes/processing you need to do)
  2. Then it would call the main Parse() method.