The 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to November 30.
The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
HOPD Benchmarking Reports Now Available
Confidential benchmarking reports are now available for hospitals that submitted Section 10 Outpatient Procedures by August 31. The reports include data from over 1,100 HOPDs and over 300 ASCs. A link to the report is available on the Hospital Details Page. Hospitals that submit Section 10 between September 1 and November 30 will receive their report in February.
November 30 Reminder
The 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey will close at midnight ET on November 30. No new Surveys, new Survey sections, or CPOE Evaluation Tool tests can be submitted after this deadline.
Only hospitals that have submitted a Survey by November 30 will be able to log in to the Online Survey Tool to make corrections to previously submitted sections during the months of December and January.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2018, over 2,000 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Survey Users Group is designed for hospitals that would like a more interactive approach to understanding the survey, measure specifications, and scoring algorithms. The Users Group meets monthly from March to December for an annual fee of $250. These monthly technical assistance calls are provided in addition to Leapfrog’s Survey Help Desk which continues to provide free technical assistance to all hospitals.
For the First Time, The Leapfrog Group Opens Its 2019 Survey Cycle to Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgical Services
The Leapfrog Group recently announced the opening of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, for the first-time including questions about outpatient surgery in addition to its traditional content on the quality and safety of inpatient care. Leapfrog also launched its inaugural Leapfrog ASC Survey on April 1, open to all ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the U.S.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic at right is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
The theme of our 2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was Safe Surgery. Learn more by watching the following video recaps: