Deadlines

Deadlines for the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey

 

The 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey opens on April 1. For hospitals that choose to take a CPOE Evaluation Tool, all Survey deadlines below apply to the CPOE Evaluation Tool including the Submission Deadline and Late Submission Deadline. 

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 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and supporting materials are available for download on the Survey and CPOE Materials webpage. The Online Hospital Survey Tool and CPOE Evaluation Tool are available here.

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

July 31

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Leapfrog extended the Submission Deadline from June 30 to July 31 as part of our continued response to COVID-19. Hospitals that submit a Survey by July 31 will have their Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results publicly reported starting in AugustAfter August, Results are updated on the fifth business day of the month to reflect Surveys (re)submitted by the end of the previous month.

Hospitals that do not submit a Survey by July 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 July 31. The free Summary Report will be emailed to each hospital's CEO in September/October. 

 

HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE REMINDER:

Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade are urged to submit a Survey by July 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 August 31 Data Snapshot Date. Find more information about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade here.

August 31

TOP HOSPITAL DEADLINE:

Hospitals that would like to be eligible to receive a Leapfrog Top Hospital Award must submit a Survey, including all applicable sections, by August 31. 

 

DATA SNAPSHOT DATE FOR THE FALL 2021 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE:

This is the date that Leapfrog will obtain the public data (i.e., download data published by CMS or submitted via the Leapfrog Hospital Survey) to calculate the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. All data, including Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results, must be finalized by this date.

November 30

LATE SUBMISSION & PERFORMANCE UPDATE DEADLINE:

The 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey will close to new submissions, and re-submissions that reflect updates to performance, at midnight ET on November 30. No new Surveys, new Survey sections, or performance updates to previously submitted Surveys can be submitted after this deadline. In addition, the CPOE Evaluation Tool will go offline at midnight ET on November 30. 

Only hospitals that have submitted a Survey by November 30 will be able to log in to the Online Survey Tool to make data entry corrections (i.e., correct data entry errors) or reporting corrections (i.e., in response to Leapfrog’s Extensive Monthly Data Review) to previously submitted sections during the months of December and January. Performance updates submitted after November 30 will not be scored or publicly reported.

 

HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE REMINDER:

Adult and general hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results included in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must submit a Survey by November 30 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.

January 31

CORRECTIONS DEADLINE:

Hospitals that need to make data entry corrections (i.e., correct data entry errors) or reporting corrections (i.e., in response to Leapfrog’s Extensive Monthly Data Review) to previously submitted 2021 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 re-submit their Survey after this date.

 

DATA SNAPSHOT DATE FOR THE SPRING 2021 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE:

This is the date that Leapfrog will obtain the public data (i.e., download data published by CMS or submitted via the Leapfrog Hospital Survey) to calculate the spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades. All data, including Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results, must be finalized by this dates.

April 1, 2022 Launch of 2022 Survey

 

 

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