Updates and Timelines for Hospitals
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2020 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. All data, including Leapfrog Hospital Survey results, must be finalized by these dates.
- January 31 (for Spring 2020 Safety Grades)
- August 31 (for Fall 2020 Safety Grades)
For more information about Leapfrog Hospital Survey deadlines visit https://www.leapfroggroup.org/survey-materials/deadlines.
Courtesy Review Dates
As a courtesy to hospitals, Leapfrog will hold a 3-Week 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 (for Spring 2020 Safety Grades)
- September (for Fall 2020 Safety Grades)
Town Hall Calls
Leapfrog hosts a Town Hall Call during each 3-week Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period to provide hospitals and other stakeholders with information on changes to the measures and scoring methodology.
- The Town Hall Call for Spring 2020: TBA
- The Town Hall Call for Fall 2020: TBA
Letter Grade Embargo Period
Following the close of the 3-week 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.
- Late April/Early May (for Spring 2020 Safety Grades)
- Late October/Early November (for Fall 2020 Safety Grades)
2020 Public Announcement Dates
The Hospital Safety Grades will be updated on the website and announced via Leapfrog’s national press release twice a year.
For questions about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, or to update information about your facility, contact our Help Desk at https://LeapfrogHelpDesk.Zendesk.com.