Operating Procedures and Guidelines

The full text of CMS's DA operating procedures, guidelines, and standards, including their underlying rationale, and level of enforcement are contained in the Data Management Operating Procedures and Guidelines document.

Numbering schemes follow this format with nnn as a sequence number (e.g., 001):

DM OP nnn (Operating Procedure)

An Operating Procedure specifies a sequence of tasks that are performed to achieve a specific

goal. Standards and guidelines that are applicable to the tasks are described within the operating

procedure. Standards compliance is required; guidelines are optional.


The Operating Procedures are referred to in the following Central Data Administration documents:

1. Logical Data Design

2. Physical Data Design

3. Data Model Tool Use Procedure

4. New Model Review Procedure

5. Enterprise Data Planning

6. Model Management

7. Geographic Template Read-me document

Please refer to the download section to receive the complete documentation.

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