Research Identifiable File Data Use Agreement Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes certain data files available to internal and external stakeholders as allowed by federal laws, regulations, and CMS policy. Below are several policy resources that guide researchers in understanding, requesting, and using CMS research data.

CMS Cell Size Suppression Policy  

CMS Non-US Based Researcher Policy  

CMS Research Identifiable File (RIF) Policy Guide  

Requirements for Institutional Review Board (IRB) Review and HIPAA Waiver Documentation for RIF DUA Request Submissions