EDI 277 A1 Healthcare Claim Status Notification
What is the EDI 277 Transaction Set?
The EDI 277 Healthcare Claim Status Notification response transaction set and format have been specified by HIPAA 5010 standards for the electronic exchange for transmission of claims status notifications. EDI 277 is used regarding the status of a healthcare claim or encounter or to request additional information from the provider regarding a healthcare claim or encounter. It can also be used for a healthcare services review or transactions related to the provisions of healthcare. The notification may be solicited or unsolicited.
The EDI 277 A1 is used by healthcare payer or authorized agent to notify a provider, recipient, or authorized agent. Information provided in a 277 transaction generally indicates if the claim is Pending or Finalized. If finalized, the transaction indicates the disposition of the claim – rejected, denied, approved for payment or paid. If the claim was approved or paid, payment information might also be provided in the 277, such as method, date, amount, etc. If the claim has been denied or rejected, the transaction may include an explanation, such as if the patient is not eligible.
EDI 277 A1 does not replace the Healthcare Claim Payment/Advice Transaction Set 835. It is not used for account payment posting. The notification may be at a summary or service line detail level.
The EDI 277 transaction set has been specified by HIPAA for the submission of claim status information to respond to a previously received EDI 276 Claim Status Inquiry, to request that a payer provide additional information about a submitted claim (no 276 involved), and for a payer to provide claim status information to a provider via the EDI 277, without having received a 276.
EDI 277 A1 Format Example
ASC X12 Version: 005010 | Transaction Set: 276/277 | TR3 ID: 005010X212
The following is the 277 transmission ABC Insurance sent in response to the 276 transmission from XYZ Service for a set of claims.
|NM1*1P*2*HOME HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS*****XX*1666666666~|
Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data]. Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., McLean, VA. ASC X12 Examples
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