Downloading the CMS Open Payments data

The CMS Open Payments data is available directly as a web-based download from the CMS website. We'll download the data using the Unix wget utility, but first we have to register with the CMS website to get our own API key:

  1. Go to https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov and click on the Sign In link at the top-right of the page:

Homepage of CMS OpenPayments

 Click on Sign Up:

Sign-Up Page on CMS OpenPayments

Enter your information and click on the Create My Account button:

Sign-Up Form for CMS OpenPayments

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