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Key Dates and Information

2022 FALL HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE METHODOLOGY CHANGES

Leapfrog has announced planned changes to the Hospital Safety Grade methodology that will be used to calculate the fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades and two additional program updates. These methodology changes come under the guidance of Leapfrog’s national expert panel and research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine and in response to stakeholder feedback. Download the planned changes and find instructions to submit a public comment here.

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DATE DEADLINE
August 31

FALL DATA SNAPSHOT DATE

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. All data, including Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results, must be finalized by this date.

For more information about Leapfrog Hospital Survey deadlines visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/survey-materials/deadlines.
September 19 - 30 (anticipated)

FALL COURTESY REVIEW PERIOD

As a courtesy to hospitals, Leapfrog will hold a Courtesy Safety Grade 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.) on a secure website and review changes to the scoring algorithm.
September 23

FALL 2022 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE TOWN HALL CALL

Hospitals and stakeholders are invited to a free Town Hall Call to hear about changes to the measures and scoring methodology, as well as details of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period and important deadlines. Register here.

Late October

FALL LETTER GRADE EMBARGO PERIOD

Following the close of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period, Leapfrog finalizes the data and establishes letter grade cut-points. Leapfrog then refreshes the Safety Grade Review website and hospitals are able to participate in a 2-week Letter Grade Embargo Period in which they can preview their letter grade prior to the public announcement.  
Early November FALL PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
January 31

SPRING DATA SNAPSHOT DATE

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. All data, including Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results, must be finalized by this date.

For more information about Leapfrog Hospital Survey deadlines visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/survey-materials/deadlines.

February/March

SPRING COURTESY REVIEW PERIOD

As a courtesy to hospitals, Leapfrog will hold a Courtesy Safety Grade 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.) on a secure website and review changes to the scoring algorithm.

March

SPRING 2023 HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE TOWN HALL CALL

Hospitals and other stakeholders are invited to a free Town Hall Call to hear about changes to the measures and scoring methodology, as well as details of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period and important deadlines. The Town Hall Call will include a 40-minute presentation and a 20-minute Q&A session. 

April/May

SPRING LETTER EMBARGO PERIOD

Following the close of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period, Leapfrog finalizes the data and establishes letter grade cut-points. Leapfrog then refreshes the Safety Grade Review website and hospitals are able to participate in a 2-week Letter Grade Embargo Period in which they can preview their letter grade prior to the public announcement.  

May SPRING PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
SPRING 2022 SAFETY GRADE TOWN HALL CALL Leapfrog hosted a a free Town Hall Call on the changes to the measures and scoring methodology, details of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period, and important deadlines.  Listen to the recording here. View the slides.

 

For questions about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, or to update information about your facility, contact our Help Desk at https://LeapfrogHelpDesk.Zendesk.com.