U.S. Hospice National Data Survey submission now open

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The National Data Survey (NDS) represents a comprehensive compilation of often hard to find, and timely data points on hospice operations. The NDS is instrumental in providing industry insights, supporting advocacy efforts, and providing useful benchmarking data to Hospice providers that aids in refining strategic goals, setting operational targets and staffing levels, and improving care delivery.

The NDS provides information on:

  • Who provides care;
  • Who receives care;
  • Where care is provided;
  • The range and quality of hospice services;
  • Staffing Levels;
  • And other important demographic, cost, and payer data

Administered by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the NDS opened its data collection period for 2018 data on May 27, 2019 and will be open for 8 weeks. The NDS submission period will close on July 26, 2019.

For providers who may be familiar with previous versions of the NDS, the survey has been streamlined from prior years based on feedback from participants. It is easier to access and submit data.

Participation is encouraged for all U.S. Hospice and Palliative Care providers regardless of NHPCO Membership. All participating providers will receive a copy of this year’s report which is instrumental for benchmarking and strategic goals planning.

Please go to the NHPCO NDS Website to learn more and to download a copy of the survey to use as a preparation worksheet for your online data submission. If you have any questions, please email nds@nhpco.org.

NHPCO will be raffling off several highly valued gifts for those providers that complete this year’s survey; limit 1 per provider id. Prizes will be raffled off for completed surveys—incomplete surveys will be discarded.