Deadlines

Deadlines for the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey

 

The 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey opens on April 1.

Some of the deadlines have been updated from prior years based on Leapfrog's response to COVID-19.

All deadlines are by 12:00 midnight ET.  

Information about deadlines to join Leapfrog's NHSN Group is available here.

DATE DEADLINE

April 1

The hard copy of the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and supporting materials are available for download on the Survey and CPOE Materials webpage. The Online Hospital Survey Tool is available here.

Information about deadlines to join Leapfrog's NHSN Group is available here.

August 31

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Leapfrog has extended the Submission Deadline from June 30 to August 31 as part of our response to COVID-19. Hospitals that submit a Survey by August 31 will have their Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results publicly reported starting in September.

Hospitals that do not submit a Survey by August 31 will be publicly reported as "Declined to Respond" until a Survey has been submitted.

Competitive Benchmarking Reports: Hospitals that would like to receive a free Summary Report must submit a Survey by August 31. The free Summary Report will be emailed to each hospital's CEO in October. 

Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade are urged to submit a Survey by August 31. This will allow Leapfrog to perform its Extensive Monthly Data Verification, which must be completed, before the Survey Results are used in the Hospital Safety Grade. It also ensures that hospitals have adequate time to correct data entry and reporting errors prior to the September 30 Data Snapshot Date. Find more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade here.
 

TOP HOSPITAL DEADLINE:

Submission deadline for hospitals to be eligible to receive a Leapfrog Top Hospital Award. 

September

Leapfrog has updated the date in which Survey Results will be published from July to September as part of our response to COVID-19.

The first set of Survey Results will reflect Surveys submitted by August 31. After September, Results are updated on the fifth business day of the month to reflect Surveys (re)submitted by the end of the previous month.

Survey Results will be publicly reported on our new Survey Results website
 

DATA SNAPSHOT DATE FOR THE FALL 2020 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE:

Due to COVID-19, the Data Snapshot Date for the Fall 2020 Safety Grade has been delayed one month to September 30. Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade are urged to submit a Survey by August 31. This will allow Leapfrog to perform its Extensive Monthly Data Verification, which must be completed, before the Survey Results are used in the Hospital Safety Grade. It also ensures that hospitals have adequate time to correct data entry and reporting errors prior to the September 30 Data Snapshot Date. Find more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade here.

December 31

LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Leapfrog has extended the Late Submission Deadline from November 30 to December 31 as part of our response to COVID-19. The 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey will close to new submissions at midnight ET on December 31. No new Surveys or new Survey sections can be submitted after this deadline. 

Only hospitals that have submitted a Survey by December 31 will be able to log in to the Online Survey Tool to make corrections to previously submitted sections during the month of January. Survey updates reflecting a change in performance must be made prior to December 31. Performance updates made after December 31 will not be scored or publicly reported.

Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must submit a Survey by December 31. Find more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade here.

January 31

CORRECTIONS DEADLINE:

Hospitals that need to make corrections to previously submitted 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Surveys must make necessary updates and re-submit the entire Survey by January 31, 2021. Hospitals will not be able to make changes or submit their Survey after this date.  

Survey updates reflecting a change in performance must be made prior to December 31. Performance updates made after December 31 will not be scored or publicly reported.

DATA SNAPSHOT DATE FOR THE SPRING 2021 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE:

Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must submit a Survey by December 31 in order to have Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results available for the January 31 Data Snapshot Date. Find more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade here.

 

As a reminder, hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in their Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade should visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website for important information on Data Snapshot Dates. A Leapfrog Hospital Survey must be submitted by the Data Snapshot Date for Survey data to be used in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

 

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