The EGSS survey is designed to evaluate grief support services from the perspective of the recipients of the services. The survey takes a comprehensive approach by including questions on a wide range of services, many of them optional so that hospices may tailor the EGSS survey to reflect the specific services they offer.

Basics:

The EGSS survey is designed to evaluate bereavement services from the perspective of the recipients of the services. The survey takes a comprehensive approach by including questions on a wide range of services, many of them optional so that hospices may tailor the EGSS survey to reflect the specific services they offer.

EGSS Guidelines

Email egss@nhpco.org if you are interested in utilizing EGSS!

Important Dates:

Time Period for
Surveys Received
Data Submission Period Report Available with National Comparative Data
January – June Report      1st half of year
(Jan 1 – Jun 30)
January 16 – July 15 August 1
July – December Report Second half of year
(July 1 – December 31)
July 16 – January 15 February 1

Step One – Data Collection:

The survey documents are accessible to members only.  Once you click on a survey, you will be asked to log in with your email address and NHPCO password (separate from access with your DART ID).  If you have difficulty logging in as an individual, please email our Solutions Center (solutions@nhpco.org).

Step Two – Data Submission:

 The new and improved FEBS Portal was introduced in 2017.  After FEBS transitioned to EGSS, the Portal is now accepting EGSS survey data entry.  Use the portal to access the link to enter survey data AND view your hospice’s reports.  Your report populates data in real time so you will be able to view your report immediately.  National comparative data will be included in reports on February 1 for EGSS.

NOTE: YOU MUST UPDATE THE NUMBER OF SURVEYS MAILED FOR EACH DATA SUBMISSION PERIOD.  Failure to do so means both your hospices and the national response rate will be inaccurate.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING PORTAL: If you were a FEBS user, you must now be using EGSS. The Portal accepts EGSS survey data entry only.

Enter the Portal

If you do not know the DART ID and Password for your hospice, please contact NHPCO Solutions Center at 1-800-646-6460 or email solutions@nhpco.org.

NOTE: YOU MUST UPDATE THE NUMBER OF SURVEYS MAILED FOR EACH DATA SUBMISSION PERIOD.  Failure to do so means both your hospices and the national response rate will be inaccurate.

Sending EGSS Surveys Via Email

Contact NHPCO at egss@nhpco.org and asked to be assigned the EGSS administrator for your organization.

To watch the process and learn how to access your EGSS dashboard please watch the EGSS Tutorial Video. (coming soon)

Access your EGSS Dashboard

Questions regarding the EGSS survey and reports, data collection, or data submission can be sent to egss@nhpco.org.