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NHPCO's Quality Resource Center, with tools to assess and monitor the quality of care and services your hospice provides, information and resources for compliance with the CMS quality reporting requirements, NHPCO’s Standards of Hospice Care, NHPCO Staffing Guidelines, QAPI Resources, and information on the NHPCO Quality Partners program.


The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) understands the need for a quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) resource that assists a hospice provider with implementation and maintenance of their quality improvement program and activities. 


Read NHPCO Quality Alerts.

Quality Partners

The Quality Partners program is currently “under construction” . Read more about our vision for the new Quality Partners program.

Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

Quality Reporting includes information and resources to assist hospices in meeting the new CMS quality reporting requirements. The web page provides links to key CMS web sites and documents, as well as materials on implementation of the required performance measures.

Performance Measures

NHPCO offers multiple tested performance measures that yield useful, meaningful, and actionable results.

NHPCO Standards of Practice

The 2018 Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs are organized around NHPCO’s Ten Components of Quality for hospice care and provide a framework that delineates the structures and processes critical to the provision of quality hospice care.

Hospice Quality Public Reporting (Hospice Compare)

Hospice Quality Public Reporting includes information and resources to assist hospices with Hospice Compare. The web page provides information about Hospice Compare and links to key CMS websites and information.

Staffing Guidelines

NHPCO’s Staffing Guidelines for Hospice Care Teams document is designed to help each hospice determine its unique staffing requirements based on its model of care, delivery characteristics, and environmental considerations.

Hospice Quality Updates and Resources

The Quality Updates and Resources page includes informative articles by NHPCO Quality and Standards Committee members, links to external web pages related to quality, and updates on happenings in the world of hospice quality.