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The flowchart illustrates the steps in the process to request CMS identifiable data and the involvement of each organization in the process.

You will need to submit a research request packet that includes a description of the research being conducted along with other materials. The Request Materials Tool will help you determine the documents you need. To begin the request process, email a draft (no signatures) of the documents in their original format (.xls, .pdf, .doc) to

Graphic of the CMS data request process and timeline