Updates and Timelines for Hospitals
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2017 Data Snapshot Dates
The data snapshot date is the date that Leapfrog will extract public data (i.e. download data published by CMS or submitted to Leapfrog or secondary data sources) to calculate Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
January 31, 2017 (for April 2017 release)
August 31, 2017 (for October 2017 release)
Courtesy Review Dates
As a courtesy to hospitals, Leapfrog will hold a 3-week review period before the public release of each Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade update. The review period is an opportunity for hospitals to review the data for accuracy (i.e., identify recording errors, hospital name and address changes, etc.) and review changes to the scoring algorithm. In addition, hospitals will be able to preview their Safety Grades two weeks prior to public release.
February 21 - March 10, 2017 (for April public release)
September 2017 (for October public release)
Leapfrog members and partners, hospitals, and other stakeholders are invited to the Hospital Safety Grade Town Hall Call on February 28th at 2pm ET. Leapfrog staff will review changes to the Hospital Safety Grade methodology and provide an overview of the Courtesy Data Review Period. For those not able to join us, a copy of the slides and a recording will be available online following the webinar.
Register for the webinar
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
|2017 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE TIMELINE|
|DECEMBER 31, 2016||
2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey closes for the year. Results can be viewed at www.leapfroggroup.org/compare-hospitals
Snapshot Date: January 31, 2017 (for April 2017 release)
|FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 10||
Courtesy Review Period for April public release
2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey opens on April 1, 2017
Public release of Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
|JULY||CMS scheduled to refresh data on Hospital Compare website
Snapshot Date: August 31, 2017 (for October 2017 release)PLEASE NOTE: Hospitals that would like Leapfrog Hospital Survey data included in the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade MUST submit a 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey on or before August 31 in order for it to be used in the Safety Grade calculations. Surveys submitted or updated after August 31 will not be used in the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade calculations.
Courtesy Review Period for October public release
|OCTOBER||Public release of Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
CMS scheduled to update data on Hospital Compare website.DEADLINE: The 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey will close on December 31, 2017. No 2017 survey can be submitted after this date.
For questions about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, or to update information about your facility, contact our Safety Grade Help Desk at https://leapfrogscore.zendesk.com/home