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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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National Provider Identifier Standard - Data Dissemination

The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, NPPES, downloadable file, also referred to as the NPI Downloadable File, contains FOIA disclosable NPPES health care provider data for health care providers who have been assigned National Provider Identifiers, NPIs. In accordance with the NPPES Data Dissemination Notice, each month CMS will create a single zipped file that will contain 1. a data file containing all of the FOIA disclosable health care provider data in NPPES as of a certain date in the month, 2. a Read Me File describing the information in the data file, 3. a Header File containing the format of the data file, and 4. a Code Values document listing the descriptions for all of the codes found in the data file. Each month, CMS replaces the previous months file, only one file is available for downloading at any given time.


Data and Resources

Release Date
Homepage URL
Contact Name
Health Data Initiative
Contact Email
Public Access Level
POD Theme
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
Data Quality
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Last Harvest PerformedSat, 03/06/2021 - 23:33