Town Hall Calls

Throughout the year, Leapfrog will host free Town Hall Calls to provide ASCs and other stakeholders background information about the content of the Leapfrog ASC Survey. In addition, we often host Town Hall Calls on special topics such as Joining Leapfrog's NHSN Group for ASCs. Questions about Town Hall Calls can be directed to our Help Desk.


2022 Town Hall Calls

Informed Consent: AHRQ’s Tools as a Pathway to a High-Quality Informed Consent Process

Ambulatory Surgery Centers and other stakeholders are invited to a free Town Hall Call to learn more about Leapfrog’s approach on informed consent. Cindy Brach, a Senior Healthcare Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, will present AHRQ’s Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Leaders, a tool available to hospitals and ASCs interested in implementing strategies to ensure patients are provided with a high-quality informed consent process. AHRQ’s resources on informed consent can support hospitals as they evaluate their own practices in responding to the new optional subsection 1C: Informed Consent.


Please register here for this 1-hour session being held on July 12 at 1:00 P.M. ET


Leapfrog ASC Survey Town Hall Call

ASCs are invited to the 2022 Leapfrog ASC Survey Town Hall Call to learn more about The Leapfrog Group and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey. Topics will include how to request a security code, how to navigate the Online ASC Survey Tool, important deadlines, an overview of the Survey content, and information on how results will be scored and publicly reported. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout the presentation using the Zoom Q&A feature.

Note: Surgery centers that operate under the CMS certification of a hospital should report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and participate in the Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls.


The ASC Town Hall Call was held on May 4th.

Download the slides here.

Download the recording here.


Previous Town Hall Calls


The Business Case for Quality and Transparency in ASCs

Watch this free 30-minute webinar where Linda Schwimmer, President & CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Kathy Wilson, Executive Director of the ASC Quality Collaboration discuss the business case for ambulatory surgery centers to participate in quality measurement and public reporting activities. Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group moderated the discussion.



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