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.
2021 Town Hall Calls
ASCs are invited to the 2021 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.
Download the May 5 slides here.
Download the May 5 recording here.
The Business Case for Quality and Transparency in ASCs
Join us for a 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 will 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 will moderate the discussion.
Register here to join us on June 15 at 12:00 PM EST.
Previous Town Hall Calls
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.