FIX: An HIPAA 837 document is suspended unexpectedly in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009 if the "REF*G1" data element and the "REF*9F" data element are not adjacent

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 to receive and process Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) messages.
  • You receive a valid 837 document in BizTalk Server.
  • In this 837 document, the "REF*G1" data element and "REF*9F" element are not adjacent. For example, the data elements in the document resemble the following:
    REF*G1*6666666~
    REF*EA*777-7777~
    REF*9F*888888888~
In this scenario, the 837 document fails the validation and is suspended unexpectedly. Additionally, you receive an error that resembles the following in the Application log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: BizTalk Server 2006 EDI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8114
Description:
Error encountered during parsing. The X12 transaction set with id '<transaction set id>' contained in functional group with id '<functional group id>', in interchange with id '<interchange id>', with sender id '<sender id>', receiver id '<receive id>' is being suspended with following errors:

Error: 1 (Segment level error)
SegmentID: REF
Position in TS: 26
7: Segment Not In Proper Sequence

Error: 2 (Segment level error)
SegmentID: REF
Position in TS: 26
2: Unexpected segment

Error: 3 (Field level error)
SegmentID: REF
Position in TS: 26
Data Element ID: REF01__ReferenceIdentificationQualifier
Position in Segment: 1
Data Value: 9F
7: Invalid code value
...

Note This problem does not occur if the "REF*G1" data element and "REF*9F" element are adjacent in the incoming 837 message. For example, this problem does not occur if the data elements resemble the following:
REF*G1*6666666~
REF*9F*888888888~
REF*EA*777-7777~

Note: If you use BizTalk Server 2009, the Event Source and Event Category in above events are “BizTalk Server 2009”.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the EDI message engine does not process the xs:all type of subloops of HIPAA documents according to the HIPAA standard that is published by Washington Publishing Company (WPC).

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

BizTalk Server 2009

The hotfix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2009.
For more informationabout how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2497794 Cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2009
To resolve this issue, run the self-extracting MicrosoftEdiXSDTemplatesKb2191569.exe file that is included in Cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2009 to obtain updated schemas. Then, redeploy the schemas. If you have any custom schemas, apply custom changes to the new schemas.

Note The updated schemas also resolve another issue that occurs when BizTalk Server processes HIPAA messages. For detailed information, see the "More information" section of this article.

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

The hotfix that resolves this problem is included in cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1.

For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2211420 Cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Additionally, the updated schemas that are included in cumulative update package 2 for BizTalk Server 2009 also fix an issue in which the following errors are logged in the Application log. This issue occurs when BizTalk Server receives an HIPAA message.


Event ID: 4097
Description:
Fatal error encountered in EDI Disassembler, error information is There was no XML start tag open.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: BizTalk Server 2009
Event Category: (1)
Event ID: 5719
Description:
There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "Microsoft.BizTalk.Edi.DefaultPipelines.EdiReceive, Microsoft.BizTalk.Edi.EdiPipelines, Version=3.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" Source: "EDI disassembler" Receive Port: "<Receive Port>" URI: "<URI>" Reason: There was no XML start tag open.


For more information about the description of the SQL Server Agent jobs in BizTalk Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919776 Description of the SQL Server Agent jobs in BizTalk Server
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2003907 Information about BizTalk Server hotfixes


For more information about the list of Microsoft BizTalk Server hot fixes that are included in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
974563 List of Microsoft BizTalk Server hot fixes that are included in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1

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Article ID: 2191569 - Last Review: July 26, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Branch Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Branch
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Developer
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Standard
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbfix kbbiztalk2009presp1fix KB2191569

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