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About This Website

As a key step in the transition to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), we have built a user-driven, easy-to-use website, cms.hhs.gov.

Content Reuse and Linking

All content on cms.hhs.gov, unless specifically stated otherwise, is in the public domain and may be reused without explicit approval or permission. However, linking rather than copying information is strongly encouraged to prevent the distribution of dated or inaccurate content.

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Privacy Policy

The privacy of our customers is important to CMS. We understand that visitors to cms.hhs.gov need to be in control of their personal information.

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When visiting our Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

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Information about the security of this website and the appropriate uses of the privacy of our customers is important to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We understand that visitors to cms.hhs.gov and medicare.gov need to be in control of their personal information.

Website Accessibility

The CMS website makes extensive use of modern web standards, including HTML 4, Cascading Stylesheets, and ECMAScript. To get the best experience using our website, we recommend using a modern browser (version 5 or higher). However, cms.hhs.gov will remain fully functional with all of the above features turned off. CMS remains committed to promoting the goals of the Web Accessibility Initiative and Section 508. This includes accessibility for visitors who are using assistive technologies (e.g., screen readers) as well as numerous platforms and devices (e.g., handhelds, laptops, text browsers, etc.).

cms.hhs.gov Website Authoring Guidelines

If you are devloping content for the cms.hhs.gov website, please review our Authoring Guidlines document.

Last Modified on Thursday, September 16, 2004