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National Data Set (NDS)

Thank you for submitting your data this year! Missed the deadline? Please email nds@nhpco.org for any questions regarding data submission.
2015 data is in the process of being analyzed for the 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 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 now closed! 

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.