CMS Research Identifiable Request Process & Timeline

The flowchart illustrates the steps in the process to request CMS identifiable data and the involvement of each organization in the process.

You will need to submit a research request packet that includes a description of the research being conducted along with other materials. The Request Forms Generator will help you determine the documents you need. To begin the request process, email a draft (no signatures) of the documents in their original format (.xls, .pdf, .doc) to

graphic of request process timeline for RIF data