Attachment Status v1 Getting Started

For a longer discussion of Attachments in electronic data interchange and their use in our APIs, see this page.

The Attachment Status API enables customers to query for the status of attachment transactions (typically sending of medical information attachments) that they have submitted to their payer. The Attachment Status API takes the transaction details and returns status information in a format that's understandable to the customer.

For example, consider a provider sending an attachment to the Veteran's Administration. How do they know it was received? Did Change Healthcare receive it? Was it processed and delivered to the payer? Did the payer accept it? When the customer wants to know the status of any attachment transaction, they can use our Status API to find out the status of the medical data they've sent to their payer.

You can search for all attachments transactions for a given patient or provider over a period of time. The Attachment Status API takes measures to ensure privacy by tying all requests to the specific Submitter ID associated with the API consumer.

Through our attachment submission APIs, the Change Healthcare clearinghouse processes provider-submitted attachment transactions before forwarding the documents to the payer. Attachments Status API queries can receive responses directly from Change Healthcare, or that originate from the payer.

NOTE: The Change Healthcare Marketplace Attachment Submissions API is a prerequisite for using the Attachment Status API.

See the FAQ pages for more detailed information.

About ConnectCenter

If you only plan to use a few daily transactions, you may be able to use ConnectCenter for your transaction needs. It performs most of the features supported by an API, but only allows manual entry for all data needed for a transaction. For providers sending hundreds of daily requests, we recommend using APIs because you can automate the submission processes and have a better fit for business needs.

Quick Links

Developer Portal – the home of Change Healthcare’s API documentation.

ConnectCenter Change Healthcare’s portal for Medical Network transactions. It contains Change Healthcare’s Payer Lists, the Payer List Enrollments wizard, and other API customer resources.