NHPCO is committed to assisting hospice and palliative care providers in performing continuous quality and performance improvement activity that supports safe, effective, and timely care outcomes for patients and families.  Please contact the NHPCO Quality team with any questions:

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Project ECHO

An innovative program designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using case-based learning.

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Quality Alerts and Updates

Find NHPCO Quality Alerts and Updates, Comment Letters, and publication links of interest.

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Quality and Regulatory Office Hours

A monthly opportunity for members to share best practices, ask questions, and discuss quality with colleagues nationwide.

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Quality Connections Program

A national program that supports hospice and palliative care provider delivery of high-quality, person-centered care.

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Quality and Innovation Network

A community of providers who share a committment to establishing a culture of quality within their organizations.

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

Hospice Item Set
CAHPS(R) Hospice Survey
Claims-Based Measures
Public Reporting

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Health Equity and Access

Find resources on diversity, access, and inclusion including data, DEI assessments, training modules, toolkits, and outreach guides.

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Quality Resources

Find resources related to hospice and palliative clinical and operational topics.

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Future Quality Measures

Find information about quality measures in the pipeline for hospice care.

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NHPCO Standards of Practice

Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs
Standards of Practice for Pediatric Palliative Care

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Data and Surveys

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

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Clinical Care and Safety Resources

Resources related to clinical care and patient safety

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