Innovate
Advocate
Collaborate

A partnership of non-profit, hospice, palliative, and advanced illness care providers.

Our Story

The National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of non-profit, community-integrated, hospice and palliative care providers from across the country who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in the communities we serve. NPHI members invest heavily in bedside care, provide robust bereavement services, offer psychosocial and spiritual support, and consistently achieve the highest standard of care.

We are driven by the needs of our patients and their families, which sets the groundwork for our innovation.

NPHI members are committed to improving upon current best practices in hospice delivery and applying hospice principles throughout the care continuum. NPHI is distinguished through our innovative partnerships aimed to positively impact care for Americans with advancing serious illness. A key focus of NPHI is to stand as leaders in the provision of the highest quality hospice care, to document that leadership through gathering and disseminating data on quality and value, and to set the standard for excellence nationwide.

Mission

To influence the future of hospice and advanced illness care through innovation and collaboration.

Vision

That every American experiences exceptional care during the last stage of life that meets their goals, values, and wishes.

Innovate

NPHI is showcasing and recreating innovations in hospice to improve the end-of-life care experience. Each of the NPHI member programs are non-profit leaders in healthcare delivery and have spent decades providing high quality care to seriously ill patients within the communities they serve. Their results have transformed the experience through the design and leadership of more effective and comprehensive models of care. Building upon their expertise, our members are working together to showcase and recreate their success to address the needs of Americans with serious illness.

Advocate

NPHI advocates for comprehensive community-integrated care that is customized to meet each individual patient's and families’ needs. Building upon the decades of innovative care from its member programs, NPHI engages thought leaders, decision makers and health care stakeholders to strengthen the Medicare Hospice Benefit and, from its foundation, create new opportunities to ensure a comfortable and dignified last phase of life to which every American is entitled.

Collaborate

The National Partnership for Hospice Innovation advocates for comprehensive community-integrated care that is customized to meet each individual patient and families’ needs. Building upon the decades of innovative care of its member programs, NPHI engages national thought leaders, decision makers, and healthcare stakeholders to strengthen hospice care delivery and to take the holistic, patient and family centered, interdisciplinary, and personalized lesson of hospice upstream with key partners to ensure a safe, comfortable and dignified last phase of to life which every American is entitled.

Organizational Excellence

An opportunity for members to build relationships, share best practices and discuss operational challenges through forums, educational resources, and an established member network of the best hospice care delivery organizations in the United States.

Strategic Engagement

An opportunity to engage and educate national thought leaders, decision makers, and healthcare industry partners on innovations in healthcare with the goal of removing barriers to improve hospice care delivery and to take the lessons of hospice and apply them earlier in the continum through innovative care models.

Data Collection & Quality Initiatives

An opportunity to aggregate, benchmark and report data from hospice programs beyond the Medicare requirements to facilitate comparisons across hospices, identify operational best practices, establish publicly-recognized standards for high-quality hospice care, to positively influence hospice trends to ensure accountability, transparency, and more person-centered care.