How Safe is Your Hospital?
 

Key Dates and Information

Download and review planned updates to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology that will be used to calculate the fall 2024 Hospital Safety Grades. The deadline to submit comments on these proposed changes was June 7, 2024. Leapfrog will publish final methodology updates and responses to public comments by June 30, 2024.

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DATE DEADLINE
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 26 - March 15

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.
February 29

SPRING HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE TOWN HALL CALL

Hospitals and other stakeholders are invited to a free Town Hall Call on February 29 at 2 PM ET to review the measures and scoring methodology, as well as details of the Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period and important deadlines. The Town Hall Call includes a 40-minute presentation and a 20-minute Q&A session. 

Register here.

April 22 - 30

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 Letter Grade Embargo Period in which they can preview their letter grade prior to the public announcement.
May 1 SPRING PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
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 - October

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

FALL HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE TOWN HALL CALL

Hospitals and other stakeholders will be 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 includes a 40-minute presentation and a 20-minute Q&A session.

October – November

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 New Link and hospitals are able to participate in a Letter Grade Embargo Period in which they can preview their letter grade prior to the public announcement
November FALL PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
Spring 2024 Safety Grade Town Hall Call

Hospitals and stakeholders were 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. 

Download the slidesrecording and Q&A from the call.

 

Archival Reports Purchase your Archival Report for an in-depth look at current and past Safety Grade performance.

 

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