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National Data Set (NDS)

2017 data submission is under review. We are paring down the questions for this year's survey. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure this data collection effort is worth your time and that what we provide in return (the National Summary) is of value to you. Check back here for updates.
Our National Summary report, once available, will be announced here, on our home page, and in NewsBriefs. Thank you for your patience!

The National Data Set represents a comprehensive compilation of information on hospice operations, including:

  • Who provides care;
  • Who receives care;
  • The range and quality of hospice services.


NDS Manual

NDS summary results provide useful information to hospices for defining strategic goals, setting operational targets, and improving care delivery.

Step 1 - Data Collection

Step 2 - Data Submission
While there is no fee to participate, membership is required to access the DART system.
Hospices that are not NHPCO members can also submit data.   To submit data as a non-member hospice, please email NDS@nhpco.org.

If you have difficulty logging in with your  DART ID and Password for your hospice, please contact NHPCO Solutions Center at 1-800-646-6460.

Data submission is not yet open for 2017! (link below will turn green) 

Enter Data Here
(If you're coming back to edit your responses, you must use the link provided at the end of your survey or email nds@nhpco.org.  Editing cannot be accessed through DART.)

Step 3 - Reports
Members Only: National Summary Reports are a free benefit of Provider Membership!  If you have difficulty logging in, please contact NHPCO Solutions Center at 1-800-646-6460.

National Summary Reports

FY 2014-2013 Medicare Hospice Cost Report Summary

Questions regarding the NDS survey, data collection, or data submission can be sent to: NDS@nhpco.org.