Leapfrog has been pleased to work with DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and the 9th largest privately-held healthcare consulting firm in the U.S., on two important initiatives.
First, Leapfrog commissions DHG healthcare to over see and conduct the On-Site Data Verification Program which works to ensure the accuracy of Leapfrog Hospital Survey submissions. DHG Healthcare's team of expert reviewers visit a sample of hospitals each year to verify their submitted survey responses on a select number of measures. The verification team operates separately from other healthcare consultants within the firm, and does not provide consulting services for any of the hospital selected for the verification program.
Second, Leapfrog provides data and feedback to an expert team at DHG healthcare to analyze how a hospital's performance on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey can help determine payment from CMS through their various payment programs such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program. The team at DHG then develops facility-specific reports and advice for hospitals based on their estimated revenue-at-risk so that hospitals can maximize their payments under CMS' various incentive and penalty programs.