Build an interphase to the edi Tools to send and receive 270/271 edi records.
Read a list of patients by appointment dates (or individually) process the list of pateint that has insurance coverage for elligibility and benefits based on procedures that are to be performed. The edi Tool will be use to send edi record (270) and the response edit record (271) will be received. From the edit 271 record, the coverage information will be displayes/saved/printed.
The program will prompt the user for a date range and read the patient appointment to get the patient list from the sql db. For individual process, the account number will be passed for the program.
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The edi 270 records will be send to Tesia.com and hdsonline.org for testing. The edi 271 records will be received for processing.
Lets start over and let me explain this project again.
Build an app that uses some already made utilities/Tools to send and receive certain type of records(270/271).
The program will prompt the user for a date range. From the date range select by sql the list of patients to be process. For each patient, send an record (type 270 format - a request record that ask the reciever to return the request information (type 271 format). Type 270 edi format record is just a record type has has all the correspondent fields map to the patient data field and other tables. The utilities/tool will do the 270 or 271 record type for you. U just have to match the fields according to instructions. The send and receive functions are already done. U just have to process the 271 record type and display, save or print it.
A type 270 is just a request for information record. When processed, a recrod type 271 will be returned.
It sounds complicate but actually it a simple program to write. Like I say, u just use the utilities/tools to create the record type 270 and the record type 271 will be returned.