Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the automated transfer of data between a care provider and a payer. The benefits to care providers include quicker turnaround of information, reducing administrative expenses and avoiding claim processing delays. Using EDI allows payers and care providers to send and receive information faster, often at a lower cost. This overview explains the benefits of EDI to care providers and provides the types of electronic transactions used, in addition to other information on EDI.
Using EDI to exchange information with insurance carriers and other payers may benefit care providers and their billing services.