What is a Search Option?

Finding a patient's data in the mountain of payer information.

A search option is a set of fields that will yield a successful response from a payer if there's a member match. Trading partners typically require specific fields in combination to ensure retrieval of requested records.

Search options will allow you to, in some cases, get a successful response even without a piece of information like the subscriber ID. A common, name-based search option would include the firstName,lastName, and dateOfBirth of the member in question.

If you always have the subscriber ID, then we suggest sending a request containing the memberId, firstName, lastName, and dateOfBirth fields.

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