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Standards defining the structure, format, and content of business transactions conducted through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). ANSI X12 is produced by the committee ASC X12, supported by the Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc. (DISA).

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Also known as "ANSI X12" and "ASC X12," it is a protocol from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for electronic data interchange (EDI). X12 was the primary North American standard for defining EDI transactions. It merged with EDIFACT in 1997. See EDI.
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As a result, a universal public EDI standard was developed called ANSI X12 in 1984 (Weisman, 2000).
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All EDI transactions adhere to the national standard format, ANSI X12.
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ANSI X12 is a primarily North American group that consists of volunteers from many industry sectors working to develop standards for various transactions, including personal, commercial, life and health insurance activities.
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