A central part of Leapfrog’s annual Survey process is our Public Comment Period and the publication of the final Summary of Changes. Held each fall, ASCs and other stakeholders are urged to review the proposed changes to the upcoming Survey and provide formal comments to Leapfrog, our research team at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and our national expert panel. The comments are reviewed and used to refine the Survey before it is pilot tested in January. Then, each March, Leapfrog publishes a Summary of Changes for the upcoming Survey which reflects comments received during the Public Comment Period and the national pilot test.
Leapfrog received several public comments in response to its proposed changes for the 2021 Leapfrog ASC Survey. Those comments, as well as results from the pilot test, were incorporated into the final content and scoring algorithms for the Survey.
We offer our sincere gratitude to all commenters for the time and thought they gave to the 2021 Leapfrog ASC Survey, and the many ASCs that participated in the 2021 pilot test. Your comments were invaluable to the development of a high-quality Survey that serves our many constituents, including purchasers and payors, as well as health care facilities and the public at large.
The 2021 Leapfrog ASC Survey will open on April 1, 2021 and all Survey materials will be available on our website here. Leapfrog has already scheduled a number of informative Town Hall Calls. ASCs and other stakeholders can register on the Town Hall Calls webpage.
For information on the 2021 Leapfrog ASC Survey, visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/asc.