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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Alternate Titles(s): CMS

UID: 10005

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers researchers and other health care professionals a broad range of quantitative information on programs, from estimates of future Medicare and Medicaid spending to enrollment, spending, and claims data, and a broad range of consumer research to help its partners and staff. CMS also conducts demonstration projects to explore alternative policies of health care coverage and delivery. National health expenditure data not specific to the Medicare or Medicaid programs are also included.
2002 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Access Restrictions
Free to All
Fee Required
Application Required
Access Instructions
The CMS DataNavigator provides users with the ability to search CMS data by program, setting/type of care, topic, geography and document type. Some of the CMS data available through the DataNavigator is freely available to download from the website. Each freely available dataset has an associated policy statement, support contact information, and downloadable .ZIP files. Multiple dataset descriptions can also be batch downloaded into excel files. For restricted use datasets, users must fill out a CMS Access Request Form in order to gain access to the data and understand the privacy and security restrictions when using these restricted CMS data files. Restricted or limited use datasets are also a payed service and requests will be submitted through
Data Type
Dataset Format(s)
PDF, Microsoft Excel, CSV, XML, RTF, Microsoft Word
Dataset Size
15-36 MB