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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 held a webinar on February 28 to provide an overview of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and Courtesy Data Review Period. For those who were not able to join, a recording and copy of the slides is posted below.


DECEMBER 31, 2016

2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey closes for the year. Results can be viewed at


Snapshot Date: January 31, 2017 (for April 2017 release)


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