Announcing a Public Review Period for the 838 Provider Enrollment for EDI Services (006020X305)

The Provider Enrollment for EDI Services (838) Implementation Guide (006020X305) will be available for public review beginning January 22, 2019. The review period will close February 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. This guide has been developed by X12's Insurance subcommittee based on version 006020 of the X12 Standard. Following this review period, X12 will conduct a corresponding Informational Forum. The Informational Forum is the final opportunity for public discussion of the review comments and resulting revisions.


The purpose of this implementation guide is to describe the use of the X12 Trading Partner Profile (838) transaction set, version 006020 for the following business usage:

  • Request and response to requests for enrollment to conduct electronic data interchange services (including but not limited to the exchange of transactions mandated under HIPAA), as well as to update provider or agent information.
  • The Provider Enrollment for EDI Services will facilitate the transition when trading partners move from paper to electronic services.

The draft implementation guide will be available in an on-line forum at The draft information is provided for public review and cannot be used for any other purpose without permission from X12. Reviewers may submit comments on the draft via the on-line forum. Instructions for reviewing the pages and submitting comments are posted on the forums page.

Interested parties may monitor all submitted comments and the associated responses via the on-line forum during the public review period and prior to the Informational Forum. Watch for the announcement of the corresponding Informational Forum.

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