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National Data Set (NDS)

2017 data submission is now open! We have pared down the questions for this year's survey. Please see below Step 1 - Data Collection for a PDF of the survey to utilize as a worksheet.

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

Step 1 - Data Collection

  • 2017 NDS Survey To submit data, please scroll down to Step 2 and click on "Enter Data Here" to log in. If you are not a member, please email nds@nhpco.org.

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 open for 2017! Deadline extended to August 31!

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: Important Message on NDS and National Summary Reports

Archived 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.