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.
June 30 Submission Deadline
ASCs that submit a Survey by June 30 will be included in the first ASC Benchmarking Report available on the ASC Details Page in September.
ASCs that do not submit a Survey by June 30 can still submit a Survey up until November 30. However, facilities that submit a Survey after June 30 will not be included in the first ASC Benchmarking Report. They will only be included in the second ASC Benchmarking Report available on the ASC Details Page in February.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Town Hall Call
ASCs are invited to a Town Hall Call to learn more about the Health Services Advisory Group's (HSAG) Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs, which is included in the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey. Topics will include: defining antimicrobial stewardship, evidence around antimicrobial stewardship programs, development of the HSAG Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs, and resources available for ASCs that want to begin to implement the checklist. The call will conclude with 20 minutes of Q&A.
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
For the First Time, The Leapfrog Group Opens Its 2019 Survey Cycle to Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgical Services
The Leapfrog Group recently announced the opening of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, for the first-time including questions about outpatient surgery in addition to its traditional content on the quality and safety of inpatient care. Leapfrog also launched its inaugural Leapfrog ASC Survey on April 1, open to all ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S.
The theme of our 2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was Safe Surgery. Learn more by watching the following video recaps: