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.

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Quality Alerts and Updates

Find NHPCO Regulatory Alerts and Updates, Comment Letters, and publication links of importance.

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Quality Connections Program

A national quality focused program that supports hospice and palliative care provider provision of high-quality patient centered care

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NHPCO Hospice 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 process

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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,

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HQRP – Hospice Item Set (HIS)

HIS is a patient level data collection tool developed by CMS.

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CAHPS Hospice Survey

The HOPE Tool web page includes information about the hospice CAHPS Survey tool.

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Hospice Quality Public Reporting (Hospice Compare)

Hospice Quality Public Reporting includes information and resources to assist hospices with Hospice Compare.

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HOPE Tool

The HOPE Tool web page includes information and resources about the hospice standardized assessment tool.

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Future Hospice Quality Measures

The future hospice quality web page includes information about quality measures in the pipeline for hospice care.

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NHPCO Performance Measures

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

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Clinical Care Resources

Resources related to patient safety including helpful links to governing bodies and additional information.

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DART Login

Login here to access NHPCO DART (Data Analysis and Reporting Tools).

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