The 2016 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 safety, quality, and efficiency of the care they deliver.
Public Comment Period Open for the 2017 Survey
The Proposed Changes to the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey are available for public comment. Comments must be submitted December 21st.
Leapfrog's NHSN Group Webinar
On December 13th at 2:00 PM (ET), Leapfrog will host a webinar for hospitals to learn about our new NHSN Group. In 2017, hospitals will be required to join Leapfrog's NHSN Group in order to report on Section 7B Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2015, a record 1,750 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This year, Leapfrog is launching a new survey platform to improve the user experience. 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. To further reduce the burden of reporting to the survey, applicable registry measures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Vermont Oxford Network are also included.
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 $150. 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.