Suppose a Healthcare Benefits Service Provider “ACME Software” is seeking to streamline the maintenance and execution of the electronic carrier feed process of HIPAA 834 files as part of its insurance benefits solution.
The proposed solution is a high-level draft that walks-thru the steps of configuring Adeptia as an EDI Gateway.
The solution built on Adeptia Integration Suite (AIS) involves two types of users:
A. Customer Users: Allow customer users to login to the Adeptia Integration Suite as business users and perform various activities such as
B. Developer Users: Allow ACME Software developers to login to the Adeptia Integration Suite to build and manage data feeds to different carriers (trading partners) on behalf of its customers. In this component, ACME Software can
Adeptia Integration Suite is a single installer package that can be installed in the cloud or on-premise (see proposed AWS deployment in the above section). The solution configured in AIS allows ACME Software to define the process of creating an output HIPAA 834 file consists of following parts:
Adeptia Integration Suite also allows developers to configure outbound relationships for sending the output file to a trading partner and to allow customers to access, view and modify transactions as per user permissions controlled by ACME Software.
Deployment Type: Dedicated AWS environment for ACME Software.
Adeptia would configure and install all the components needed for the installation.
We will focus on configuring the services needed for creating outbound EDI files. Adeptia Integration Suite is a web-based developer studio that is based on SOA framework. Developers configure services and reuse services as part of developing process flows. Services include database extraction rules, mappings, source/targets, APIs, and process flows that bind all the services together to produce output files.
Adeptia is a multi-tenant application where ACME Software can create a Group per Customer and these are siloed tenants that only see their transactions and trading partner setups.
Let’s first address the data extraction rules needed to fetch data from MS SQL database for a trading partner. In this section we will discuss how to configure the pointer to the Source database and selecting the tables. We call this “Database Schema Service” which allows users to specify the Tables. We have decoupled the schema from the “select” query logic. This allows us to use the same Database Schema Service and then apply the “select” logic independently based on the trading partner or customer.
Data extraction services configured in the Integration Suite are:
1. Database Schema Service
a. Endpoint of the Database location (Dev, Sandbox or Prod)
b. Selection of tables or Views needed for fetching the data
c. Joins: Parent/Child table relationships (this is a logical relationship among tables)
2. Database Source Service (Select Queries)
a. Select queries to be applied on the “Database Schema Service” in order to get the specific data for the trading partner
b. Parameterized queries based on Trading Partner ID and other parameters can be used in the query logic so that the data extraction is “templatized” and dynamically produces source data per trading partner.
Data Extraction services are managed through a central repository. Users can apply version control on any service and also modify an existing service.
(Image: Adeptia Database Schema Service manage page)
(Image: Selection of Database Tables for extract data in order to generate HIPAA 834 files)
Database Schema defines the endpoint and the tables needed to fetch data per trading partner. In order to provide a specific trading partner query, user creates a separate service “Database Source” and provides the specific logic of extracting the data from the schema that is defined above. Thus you can reuse a schema and apply different extraction logic (in queries) without having to re-define the schema each time.
(Image: Source database queries that can be parameterized and runs on the schema defined in the previous step)
Mapping can be based out of a template map that is reused for majority of the trading partners or it is modified with unique data translation rules specific to a trading partner. In Adeptia, user configures a mappings to generate HIPAA or EDI X12 834 by using a graphical data mapper interface.
Adeptia bundles the X12 data dictionary for 834 Benefit Enrollments. This allows the developer to create a map between the source data and the output X12 834 file as shown in the image below.
Mapping service provides capabilities:
(Image: Adeptia Data Mapping for HIPAA 834 Benefits Enrollments)
Target Service represents the location of the output file that will be placed in a destination as per the trading partner location. This location can be SFTP, FTP, Email or other protocols.
We recommend using standard file naming conventions for the file that contains the Partner ID and any additional parameters such as date/time stamp.
(Image: Trading Partner target SFTP location)
(Image: Conceptual view of the Services configured to create the HIPAA 834 process)
In Adeptia, ACME Software developer can setup Trading Partners under each Tenant group and define the outbound relationships for each trading partner. Outbound Relationships consist of the services configured in the previous steps. Each Outbound Relationship consists of:
Developers can setup multiple outbound relationships for each Trading Partner. Since the application is multi-tenant, customers logging into Adeptia would only see their trading partners, B2B Dashboard and B2B Reports.
ACME Software can monitor the transactions globally to view and track all the transactions and also enable archiving to see historical data transfers.
Adeptia can also push data via APIs to the trading partners. Adeptia provides full publish/subscribe model for customers to pull or push payloads to carrier web services.
Below are the screenshots of the Trading Partner Management portal in Adeptia Integration Suite and a sample Outbound Relationship.
(Image: Centralized repository of Outbound EDI Relationships in Adeptia)
Customers can login and can view the dashboard, view or edit data via workflow tasks that can be enabled for business users and AIS also allow them to modify maps. ACME Software controls the customer user experience.
Here are some screenshots of how the customer user can view B2B dashboard and runtime transactions.
In Adeptia, users can go to the Trading Partner Management portal and create multiple trading partners and configure both inbound and outbound transactions. The Trading Partner Management portal is a centralized repository that shows the number of configured trading partners and their inbound/outbound relationships (as shown below).
(Image: B2B Dashboards and Logs allow users to monitor and track all inbound and outbound EDI data transmissions)
Adeptia provides a rich dashboard capability that shows the transactions based on volume, trading partners and message types. Users can also create custom reports in PDF and Excel. In addition to the reports, users can search B2B logs based on key fields such as Plan Number, Policy Number, Partner Number, Enrollment ID, Insured Name, and or any other custom fields.
Adeptia Integration Suite provides a full EDI Gateway capability along with a robust API publish/subscribe framework. For more information, please contact email@example.com