In response to requests from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the United States, The Leapfrog Group has announced that it will open the first annual Leapfrog ASC Survey to any licensed ASC in the U.S. In October 2018, Leapfrog announced the planned launch of its first-ever Survey of ASCs and hospital outpatient departments. At that time, Leapfrog planned to cap participation for the first Survey year. This announcement reverses that decision and invites participation from any ASC.
Starting April 1, all licensed ASCs in the U.S. will be able to submit patient safety and quality information via Leapfrog’s annual national Survey. In 2019, data collected by Leapfrog from ASCs, and similar information collected from hospitals regarding the safety and quality of outpatient procedures, will be aggregated in a national report with individual benchmarking reports sent privately to participating facilities. Beginning with the 2020 Survey, ASC and hospital outpatient department results will be publicly reported on Leapfrog’s website to deliver unbiased and transparent information to patients seeking more information about the facilities in which they receive care.
- Leapfrog Group: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/news-events/leapfrog-group-lifts-participation-cap-all-ambulatory-surgery-centers-nationwide
- 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/ASC