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Understanding Connectivity

This page gives providers information on establishing a connection to Electronic Data Interchange Support Services (EDISS) for the purpose of transmitting EDI transactions.

Understanding Connectivity

The term Connectivity refers to the ability to make and maintain a connection between two or more points in a telecommunications system. For EDI transactions, Connectivity is the ability of the Trading Partner [the entity making the physical connection to EDISS], i.e., provider, Billing Service, or Clearinghouse, to make and maintain a connection from their location to EDISS.

Connectivity Options

How you connect to EDISS depends on the method in which you send data to EDISS.

Providers Submitting Directly to EDISS
If you submit claims directly to EDISS, you must establish your secure connection via a Network Service Vendor. A list of Network Service Vendors conducting business with NHS can be found below.

NHS and EDISS cannot assist in making a connectivity choice for your organization. We encourage your facility to research and determine which Network Service Vendor, Billing Service or Clearinghouse fits with your unique needs best.


Network Service Vendor Listing

ABILITY Network, Inc.

American Health Data Services, Inc (AHDS)

Axiom Systems, Inc

Cortex EDI





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