CMS is pleased to announce that all researchers will be allowed to request data on a quarterly basis rather than the annual updates that were available in the past.

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CMS announces entrepreneurs and innovators to access Medicare data

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The Research, Statistics, Data & Systems page on the CMS website contains a number of links to CMS statistical information. You will find links to reports, publications, downloadable public use files, and descriptions of data available.

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Interested in requesting CMS data? Visit our CMS Data Request Center where you will find resources for preparing and submitting your request.

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Our guide to Getting Started with CMS Data will provide you with the resources to help you understand if CMS data is right for your project.

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Getting Started

New to CMS data? Check out this guide to Getting Started. You'll find resources on:

  • CMS data strengths and limitations
  • choosing the right files
  • preparing a data request
  • data analysis tips