The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Review Period for the Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grades will open on October 15.
Due to COVID-19, Leapfrog made several one-time only changes to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. One such change was the option to maintain 2019 Survey Results in public reporting (ratings.leapfroggroup.org) and for use in the Hospital Safety Grade. Therefore, Leapfrog is shortening the 3-Week Courtesy Safety Grade Review Period to 2-Weeks (October 15 – October 30), as many hospitals will have already reviewed their 2019 Survey Results (used in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Safety Grades). In addition, because the CMS data that will be used in the Fall Safety Grade has been public since July at https://data.medicare.gov/, and the CMS DRA HAC rates have been public since August at https://data.medicare.gov/, we anticipate that hospitals will still have adequate time to participate in the Review Period.
The timeline and summary of changes to the Scoring Methodology for the Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade are available on our website.
Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades are currently posted on the public website.
Please contact the Help Desk with any questions.