The 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1st to December 31st.
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 safety, quality, and efficiency of the care they deliver.
The CDC has published a Playbook for hospitals, which provides specific examples and suggestions on how to implement the CDC Antiobiotic Stewardship Core Elements.
BCMA Town Hall Call
The Leapfrog Group hosted a special Town Hall Call to provide hospitals with an overview of the new Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) standard on the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
How Can Survey Performance Influence Hospital Revenue?
Several measures included in the Survey are used in federal payment incentive and/or penalty programs. To help hospitals gain insight into how their income may be impacted, Leapfrog has partnered with DHG Healthcare to offer a free Revenue-at-Risk summary. Learn more about this and other opportunities to achieve added value from your participation in the Survey.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2015, a record 1,750 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This year, Leapfrog is launching a new survey platform to improve the user experience. 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 and Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission. To further reduce the burden of reporting to the survey, applicable registry measures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Vermont Oxford Network are also included.