As a federal agency, CMS is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. The Privacy Act establishes a code of fair information practices that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals that CMS maintains in systems of records. This system of records stores the name of the individual or some identifier assigned to the individual.
The Privacy Act requires CMS to give the public notice of their systems of records in the Federal Register and Privacy Act Statements. It also gives individuals a way to seek access to and change their records, and explains CMS record-keeping requirements.
To access, change or amend CMS records, file a request with the FOIA office at How to file a CMS FOIA Request.
To learn more about the Privacy Act of 1974, visit Privacy Act of 1974.