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Healthcare transactions and standards

The exchange of healthcare information can generally be viewed as a transaction between the sender and receiver participants.

Healthcare transactions include (but are not limited to):

These transactions may be transmitted electronically in compliance with healthcare transaction standards.

Healthcare data exchange standards allow the accurate and timely exchange of information between healthcare organizations. For example, a simple benefits inquiry can take 20 minutes on the phone. Using electronic data interchange (EDI); this type of request can be processed almost immediately, without the need for a call to the insurer's customer service center.