The first annual Leapfrog ASC Survey on patient safety and quality is free and open to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from April 1 to November 30. Like the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, there is never a cost to participate in the Leapfrog ASC Survey, which will assess the safety, quality, and efficiency of ASCs based on measures that are of specific interest to employers, health care purchasers and, consumers. The measures also provide ASCs the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Proposed Changes for the 2020 Survey
Leapfrog published the Proposed Changes to the 2020 ASC Survey on November 26. All stakeholders were invited to review the Proposed Changes. The formal comment period closed on December 20. Leapfrog will publish a Summary of Changes in March.
January 31 Corrections Period Reminder
The 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey closed at midnight ET on November 30. No new Surveys can be submitted after this deadline.
ASCs that submitted a Survey by November 30 will be able to log in to the Online Survey Tool to make corrections until January 31.
Leapfrog Report on Same-Day Surgery in the U.S.
The Leapfrog Group recently released its first report summarizing trends on the safety and quality of care for same-day surgical services nationwide. This report features aggregate national data from the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey and the Outpatient Procedures section of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey for facilities that participated by August 31, 2019.
Prepare to Submit an ASC Survey
The first annual Leapfrog ASC Survey opened on April 1. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Why the Leapfrog ASC Survey Matters to Purchasers
“With the convenience and growing use of ambulatory surgery centers, patients are able to access cost effective alternatives to inpatient care. But how do employers, employees and family members know which outpatient facilities to choose from? The Leapfrog Group just made this a little easier. In addition to offering public reporting for hospital quality and safety nationwide, the same information will be available on outpatient care. This matters because patients need guidance in finding the safest facilities with the highest quality care -- which benefits employers and the people they care about the most.” - Cheryl Larson, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
The theme of our 2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was Safe Surgery. Learn more by watching the following video recaps: