Payment

General Information

The Centers for Medicare and 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 have two options to submit payment:

  • Electronic Payments (includes credit, debit, or bank account (ACH) payments made via Pay.gov)
  • Check Payment

Electronic Payments

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

Pay.gov instructions:

  1. Once your CMS data request is approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from DataUseAgreement@cms.hhs.gov  or EPPE-NOREPLY@cms.hhs.gov containing a link to Pay.gov.
  2. Open Pay.gov and type “CMS Data Payment Form” in the search box. It will be the first link that appears.
  3. Click on the button that says, “Continue”.
  4. Review the overview page, and click on “Continue to the Form”.
  5. Complete the form.
  6. Submit your payment.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail from Pay.gov.
  7. Forward the confirmation e-mail to FilesforOrder@cms.hhs.gov.  Please include the data use agreement number in the subject line.

There are some payment limitations when using Pay.gov. For a list of these limitations, please visit https://www.pay.gov/WebHelp/HTML/payments_limits.html

Check

  1. Once your CMS data request is approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from DataUseAgreement@cms.hhs.gov  or EPPE-NOREPLY@cms.hhs.gov
  2. Make check payable to “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services”.
  3. Send payment to CMS Accounting at one of the following addresses: 

    Regular Mail

    Overnight Mail

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Attn: Division of Accounting Operations
    P.O. Box 7520
    Baltimore, MD 21244                     

                                          

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Attn: Division of Accounting Operations
    Mailstop C3-11-03
    7500 Security Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21244

  4. Once payment is mailed to CMS Accounting, send an email to CMS FilesforOrder@cms.hhs.gov that includes the DUA number, check number, check date, amount, and issuing institution.
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12/03/2019 06:30 PM