The 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey will launch on April 1, 2019. Leapfrog will not score Survey responses or publicly report individual ASC Survey Results in 2019. However, participating ASCs will receive a free individual benchmarking report. For ASCs that submit a Survey by June 30, this benchmarking report will be available to view in September via the ASC Details Page on the Survey Dashboard. ASCs are able to share their own Benchmarking Reports at their discretion.
ASC Surveys will also be used in aggregate in a national report. Leapfrog plans to score Survey responses and publicly report individual ASC Survey Results in 2020.
In addition to Leapfrog's new ASC Survey, we are also adding a new section focused on Outpatient Procedures to the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This will allow facilities, consumers, payers, purchasers, and others to compare the safety and quality of these two care settings (ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments) using a comparable and standardized set of national patient safety and quality measures.
Beginning in 2020, Leapfrog intends to publish results from all ambulatory surgery centers who submit a 2020 Leapfrog ASC Survey and results from the new Outpatient Procedures section of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. These new Survey results will assist consumers making decisions about where to receive care.
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