Attachment Submissions v1 Getting Started

The Change Healthcare Attachments Submission API supports the X12 EDI 275 Patient Information transaction. It translates this standard to the more-readable Javascript Object Notation (JSON), so it is more accessible to developers and more easily integrated into users’ applications.

Attachments submissions take two forms: Solicited and Unsolicited. Worker's compensation claims are an example of an unsolicited attachment. Attachments illustrating the conditions giving rise to the claim are required in all worker's compensation claims, so they are called unsolicited attachment submissions.

Solicited attachment submissions usually are sent by providers to payers that request documentation for a claim.

An attachment, in the context of healthcare electronic data interchange (EDI), is an electronic rendition of medical documentation, such as an X-ray, lab report, or questionnaire, to support a healthcare administrative transaction.

Change Healthcare supports the following formats for 275 attachments: JPG, TIF, TIFF, PDF, JPEG, and PNG.

Change Healthcare’s attachment solution includes workers’ compensation attachments and medical attachments. Any receiver who doesn't support electronic attachments receives the documentation via fax or mail.

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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.

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