Since the inaugural launch of the 2019 Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey, Leapfrog has worked with ASCs, its Board of Directors, Regional Leaders, our national expert panel, the research team at Johns Hopkins, and purchaser members to develop Survey content. We also work with and rely upon our Ambulatory Surgery Center Advisory Committee, launched in March 2022, to advise on key issues related to ASC safety, quality, and efficiency.
Leapfrog’s experts review the latest evidence and literature to refine the current measures included in the Survey and propose changes for each upcoming year. We then seek public comment on the proposed changes and use stakeholder feedback to finalize the Survey content.
Through participation in the Leapfrog ASC Survey, and by extension the public comment process, surgery centers continue to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and empower employers and purchasers to find the highest-value care while giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital and ASC Survey Results are publicly reported so stakeholders can compare hospital outpatient departments and surgery centers side-by-side.
The Proposed Changes are based on feedback from participating ASCs, an analysis of 2022 Leapfrog ASC Survey responses and results, and recommendations from our research team and national expert panel.
The public comment period for the Proposed Changes to the 2023 Leapfrog ASC Survey has closed.
Final changes to the 2023 Leapfrog ASC Survey will be posted prior to April 1.