The 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1st to December 31st.
The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Monthly Data Review
At the end of July, Leapfrog will begin sending out Monthly Data Review Messages to those hospitals that submitted a survey by June 30. Primary Survey and System Contacts should watch their email for these notifications.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2016, a over 1,850 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission.
How Can Survey Performance Influence Hospital Revenue?
Several measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are used in federal payment incentive and/or penalty programs. Because Leapfrog benchmarks hospital performance using more current performance periods than most CMS payment programs, participating hospitals can estimate their performance in advance. To help hospitals achieve added value from survey participation, DHG Healthcare offers a free analysis to all survey participants as well as other, more in-depth reports.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic at right is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Survey Users Group is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Users Group meets monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $225. These monthly technical assistance calls are provided in addition to Leapfrog’s Survey Help Desk which continues to provide free technical assistance to all hospitals.