The Leapfrog Group, an employer-led nonprofit watchdog organization founded in 2000, joins with the Health Transformation Alliance (HTA), a cooperative of leading employers across the Nation united in the common cause to improve health care quality and affordability for employees and their families. Leapfrog is now a formal member of HTA, alongside over 50 employer members of the HTA that collectively spend $27 billion on health care for their seven million lives. HTA also joined as a member of Leapfrog’s National Panel of Employer Benefit Innovators, a group of employers across the country that lead the Leapfrog movement for safety, quality, and value in health care. Together, Leapfrog and HTA will use their data, market leverage, and influence to accelerate transparency and payment reform.
Leapfrog and HTA plan to drive market change with insights from HTA’s substantial commercial claims data, Leapfrog Surveys of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and Leapfrog ratings such as the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. With these insights, Leapfrog and HTA will support employers to tie their benefits programs to excellence and value and give employees and their families information to make decisions about where to seek care. HTA and its members will also offer employer perspectives to Leapfrog’s team of experts crafting future initiatives.