Universal Format

Make all the benefits of ISO ClaimSearch available to all your claims professionals

Universal Format reporting offers many benefits over legacy format reporting, including:

  • cross-line searches
  • additional optional fields of information in each claim
  • enhanced match reports containing broader information than available in reports in legacy formats
  • all data fields required for compliance with several states’ suspect or fraudulent claim or other mandated reporting requirements
  • expanded data fields required for compliance reporting services, such as the ISO ClaimSearch Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Service and the NMVTIS Compliance Reporting Service

How you can implement the Universal Format

ISO ClaimSearch is now accepting reports using the Universal Format. To implement the Universal Format in your company, your information technology staff will need to make significant systems changes. If you're an ISO ClaimSearch participant, you can get a copy of the Universal Format Manual through the ISO ClaimSearch website. Or send an e-mail message to njsupport@iso.com , and request a copy of the document by return e-mail. Be sure to include your name, title, company, telephone number, and e-mail address. If you prefer, you can us at 1-800-888-4476, and request a printed copy by U.S. mail.