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Identifiable Data File

Definition

From the CMS web site: "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes identifiable data files (IDFs) available to certain stakeholders as allowed by federal laws and regulations as well as CMS policy. IDFs contain protected health information (PHI) and/or personally identifiable information (PII) and CMS is committed to ensuring this information is protected."

These files may also be referred to as "RIF" or "Research Identifiable Files."

Acronym
IDF
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