Welcome to the Quality Connections program where NHPCO connects you to quality focused education, tools and resources, performance measurement, and innovation.

As a Quality Connections participant, there are four rings of activities your organization can achieve. Each ring guides you through specific activities using practical resources to progressively increase your ability to track and improve both clinical and organizational quality. Participation in Quality Connections activities demonstrates that your organization is making an active commitment to quality improvement. The ability to demonstrate high quality care is becoming increasingly important as healthcare shifts from traditional fee-for-service to value-based payment. NHPCO, as a respected national organization, provides recognition for organizations that achieve and sustain maximum engagement in the Quality Connections program.

Let’s get started!

Complete the Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI) Self-Assessment to begin the Quality Connections program.

Important Dates: Select an option from the list below to view the details.

Program Year 2023Activity Completion Due DateActivity Reconciliation AuditsQC Achievement Map Update
Quarter 1Feb 15 – Mar 31, 2023Mar 31, 2023Apr 1 – Apr 13, 2023April 14, 2023
Quarter 2Apr 1 – June 30, 2023June 30, 2023July 1 – July 13, 2023July 14, 2023
Quarter 3Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2023Sep 30, 2023Oct 1 – Oct 12, 2023October 13, 2023
Quarter 4Oct 1, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024Jan 31, 2024Feb 1 – Feb 15, 2023Feb 16, 2024
MonthsData Submission Due DateNational Data Available
Quarter 1January - MarchMay 12, 2023May 13, 2023
Quarter 2April - JuneJuly 28, 2023July 29, 2023
Quarter 3July - SeptemberOctober 28, 2023October 29, 2023
Quarter 4October - DecemberJanuary 28, 2024January 29, 2024

About Quality Connections

Quality Connections is a national program designed to support hospice and palliative care provider delivery of high-quality, person centered care. The program goals are to enhance the knowledge base, skills, and competency of hospice and palliative care staff through education, tools, resources, and opportunities for engagement and interaction among hospice and palliative care quality professionals.

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