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.

 

ASC Orientation Webinars

ASCs are invited to the 2020 Leapfrog ASC Orientation Webinar 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. The call will conclude with 20 minutes for Q&A.

 

ASC Orientation Webinars will be held on:

August 11, 2020 at 12 PM ET - Register Here

August 14, 2020 at 3 PM ET - Register Here

 

2020 Town Hall Calls

ASCs are invited to the 2020 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. The call will conclude with 20 minutes for Q&A.

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.

ASC Survey Town Hall Calls will be held on:

  • Download the April 24 and May 26 slides here
  • Download the April 24 recording here.
  • Download the May 26 recording here
  • Download the Leapfrog ASC Survey Overview here.
     

2019 Town Hall Calls

Leapfrog and HSAG Town Hall Call: Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs​

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. The call will be co-hosted with Angela Vassallo, MPH, MC, CIC, FAPIC, an Infection Prevention Expert Consultant with HSAG. 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.

 

Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call: Reporting and Analysis Functions within OPC

ASCs were invited to the Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call which was co-hosted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Presenters from NHSN reviewed how to report and analyze data in the new Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC) within NHSN.  The call concluded with 20 minutes for Q&A.

Note: This call is only applicable to ASCs, including those that may not be currently reporting to NHSN via the OPC. Hospitals should refer to the instructions posted here and contact Leapfrog’s Help Desk with questions.

Download the slides here

Download a recording here.

 

Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call: Reporting to the OPC and the Leapfrog ASC Survey

Leapfrog co-hosted a Town Hall Call with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on February 25, 2019. Presenters from Leapfrog and NHSN reviewed important information regarding the new Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC) within NHSN, and how to join Leapfrog’s NHSN Group for ASCs. Joining Leapfrog’s NHSN Group for ASCs is one of two options for authenticating your center for the purposes of requesting a security code to access the Online ASC Survey Tool. In addition, Leapfrog will use data from the OPC for ASC Benchmarking Reports.

Download the slides here.

Download the recording here.

 

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