General Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by Section 1106(c) of the Social Security Act to charge requesters the cost of making research data available. Once CMS approves data files for use, requesters must submit payment electronically.

Electronic Payments

CMS uses to allow requesters to electronically pay the fees associated with accessing CMS data. is operated by the U.S. Treasury Department and is a convenient and fast way to make secure electronic payments to Federal Government agencies. accepts payments via: (1) bank account (ACH) or (2) credit/debit card. instructions:

  1. Once your CMS data request is approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from or containing a link to
  2. Go to’s CMS Data Payment Form.
  3. Review the overview page and click on “Continue to the Form”.
  4. Complete the form.
  5. Submit your payment.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail from
  6. Forward the confirmation e-mail to  Please include the data use agreement number in the subject line.
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09/06/2023 05:05 PM