Are You an Advanced Practice Provider Serving Seriously Ill and Hospice Patients? Take the Survey!

In collaboration with 11 other organizations, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has helped develop a survey to identify barriers in continuity of care for patients of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) when they are admitted to hospice. It is anticipated that the results will provide data and anecdotal stories that can be used for advocacy to encourage passage of laws to allow APPs to sign the hospice Certification of Terminal Illness (CTI) and for Clinical Nurse Specialists to continue to follow their patients as primary care providers.

Participation in this 25-question survey is completely voluntary and you may change your mind at any time. There is a rare risk that some of the questions may make you uncomfortable, but you may skip questions you don’t want to answer. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you are an APP who has referred a patient to hospice, we invite you to participate in completion of the research survey. No personal identification will be collected but as with any research survey, 100% confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. De-identified data will be shared with all 12 participating organizations and may be shared with future researchers. Completion of the survey implies consent to include your responses in the data analysis.

The survey will remain open from April 01, 2022, until April 15, 2022. If you have referred patients to hospice and you agree to participate you can access the survey using this link: