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The Leapfrog Group is the leading national non-profit organization taking action to change the way health care is purchased and delivered. We serve as the employer's voice on health care issues in the local and national arenas.

Leapfrog helps employers attain their goals – to save lives and reduce costs – through the principles of value-based purchasing.  The collective leverage of our purchaser members enables us to stimulate large-scale change in the health care system.

Our members commit to the Group's purchasing principles and use their purchasing power to alert America’s health industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. 

If the first three Leapfrog recommended safety and quality practices were implemented in every non-rural hospital in the U.S. we could save over 57,00 lives, prevent up to 3 million medication errors, and save up to $12.0 billion each year (Lwin 2008).

Organizations who receive less than 25% of their annual revenue from the healthcare industry qualify for Leapfrog Membership and receive benefits that help them in health plan negotiations, cost reduction, and analysis of services offered to their covered lives. Companies with more than 25% of their annual revenue from healthcare can become a Leapfrog Partner and receive a unique set of benefits that allows them to provide input on Leapfrog's policy directions and programs, give presentations and white papers to Leapfrog members, and increased visibility to potential clients.

 

When You Stand With The Leapfrog Group You Stand For:

Transparency
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard in public reporting of health information. It is the exclusive national source of information by hospital on critical aspects of safety and quality. Leapfrog data is used by over two dozen public reporting agencies including national health plans and health care enterprise companies.
Value
We fuel healthy competition among hospitals by standing by the integrity of our data, and by  reporting on standardized measures of quality, resource utilization, and safety for use in value-based purchasing and informed decision-making.
Excellence
We stimulate the delivery of both high-quality and efficient hospital care by helping purchasers and health plans create innovative ways to reward excellence and discourage poor performance in their communities. 

Leapfrog Members Influence Health Policy:
For the past three years, Leapfrog’s CEO was ranked among Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare—continuing Leapfrog’s tradition of appearing on the Top 100 list for 10 of the last 11 years and testament to Leapfrog’s influence and ability to advance the purchaser agenda in health care reform in Washington and throughout the country. The Leapfrog Group works tirelessly to ensure that health reform will positively impact the quality and cost of health care our members spend millions of dollars on each year. To achieve our mission, we work with leaders in the health care industry:

  • Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology(ONC)
  • National Quality Forum (NQF)
  • The Joint Commission

Are you ready to join The Leapfrog Group?