Announcing an Informational Forum for the 838 Provider Enrollment for EDI Services (006020X305)

X12 will conduct an informational forum related to the above implementation guide on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.


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.

This implementation guide was developed by X12's Insurance Subcommittee and was recently the subject of public review. The public review comments and associated work group responses will be reviewed at the informational forum. This is the final opportunity for public discussion of the comments and any resulting revisions.

The draft revisions, submitted comments, and associated responses are available at until the conclusion of the informational forum. The draft is provided for public review and cannot be used for any other purpose without permission from X12. Responses to all comments will be posted no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the informational forum.

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.

To participate virtually, register here by April 1, 2019.

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