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CMS Nondiscrimination & Auxiliary Aid Notice

CMS Nondiscrimination Notice & Notice of Availability of Auxiliary Aids and Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by CMS directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CMS arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

CMS is committed to making its programs, benefits, services, facilities, information, and technology accessible in accordance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CMS provides various auxiliary aids and services, including alternate formats and relay services, at no cost to better communicate with people with disabilities.

To request an auxiliary aid or service, you can:

  • Call 1-844-ALT-FORM (1-844-258-3676). TTY users should call: 1-844-716-3676.
  • Send a fax to 1-844-530-3676.
  • Send an email to: AltFormatRequest@cms.hhs.gov
  • Send a letter to:
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
      Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Civil Rights (OEOCR)
      7500 Security Boulevard, Room N2-22-16
      Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
      Attn: CMS Alternate Format Team

Note

Your request for CMS publications should include:

  • Your name, phone number, and the mailing address where we should send the publications.
  • The publication title and CMS Publication No., if available.
  • The format you need, like Braille, large print, compact disc (CD), audio CD, or a qualified reader.

If you believe you’ve been subjected to discrimination in a CMS program or activity, there are 3 ways to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: Call 1-800-368-1019. TDD users should call 1-800-537-7697.
  3. In writing: Send information about your complaint to:
    •  Office for Civil Rights
       U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
       200 Independence Avenue, SW
       Room 509F, HHH Building
    •  Washington, D.C. 20201

For additional information, email AltFormatRequest@cms.hhs.gov