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Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) 835

An ERA is the electronic version of the Standard Paper Remit (SPR), which serves as a notice of payments and adjustments sent to providers, billers and suppliers. It explains the reimbursement decisions of the payer.


Advantages of the ERA

  • Faster communication and payment notification
  • Electronic posting = Faster account reconciliation
  • Reduced paperwork saves money
  • Automation to follow-up actions
  • Provides for more detailed information
  • Access to ERA data in a variety of forms

FAQ on 5010 Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA)


Software Options

  • Vendors may offer a free or low-cost software package that has the capability to view ERAs and post to the patient accounts.
  • EDISS offers PC-ACE Pro32
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers free programs for Medicare providers.


Register for the ERA

  • Add the 835 transaction to your Total OnBoarding (TOB) profile.
    • If additional paperwork is needed, TOB will prompt you for this to be completed.
  • Decide where your remittance will be sent
    • Remits can be sent to your Billing Service/Clearinghouse or,
    • Directly back to your facility