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National Data Set (NDS)

2015 data is in the process of being analyzed for the 2016 National Summary Report. Once available, we will announce its release 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, cost 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

2016 National Data Set will open in late Spring.  Please check back.

Step 2 - Data Submission
While there is no fee to participate, membership is required to access summary reports.
To begin submitting NDS data, login to the NHPCO DART System using your hospice's NHPCO DART ID and DART Password . If you do not know the DART ID and Password for your hospice, please contact NHPCO Member Services at 1-800-646-6460. 

Hospices that are not current members of NHPCO can also submit data.   For more information about submitting data as a non-member hospice, please send an email to NDS@nhpco.org.

Data submission is open annually in the spring (dates vary).  Once open, you will be able to click on "Enter Data Here" to access online data submission. 

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!  To access the National Summary Reports click the National Summary Reports link below to log in with your email address and NHPCO password.  If you have difficulty with your email address and NHPCO password, please contact NHPCO Solutions Center at 1-800-646-6460.

National Summary Reports

FY 2014-2013 Medicare Hospice Cost Report Summary

Interested in NDS data broken out by hospice size and type?  National Summary Peer Reports are available for purchase.  View a  Sample Report. Cost to NDS participants is $150.00; non-participants $300. To purchase the Peer Reports send a request to NDS@nhpco.org.

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

NOTE: The National Summary reports and supplemental reports are accessible to NHPCO provider members only.