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September 2014
USA Today highlights Leapfrog's policy

Leapfrog is pleased to report that CMS has reversed its earlier decision and confirmed they will now report the eight hospital acquired condition (HAC) measures, or "never events," on the CMS public data website data.cms.govAlthough they will not be reported on Hospital Compare, Leapfrog and others will use the reported data to make the information available to the public. This is a major victory for purchasers and consumers who have a right to know this information.


"I commend CMS for their commitment to transparency," Leah Binder said. "This is good news for the public."


Read the full story at USA Today

AnnualMeeting2014 Leapfrog Group Annual Meeting 
Join us on December 2!
We're thrilled to announce The Leapfrog Group's 2014 Annual Meeting & Top Hospital Awards. This meeting will be an intimate gathering of key decision-makers from Leapfrog's influential list of purchaser members, industry partners, healthcare stakeholders, and national collaborators. Following the meeting, representatives from Leapfrog's 2014 Top Hospitals will be honored for their achievements at the evening's Top Hospital Reception. 
Following closely on the heels of the midterm election, our topic for this year is: Beyond Partisanship: Strategies for Fast Improvement in American Healthcare. We are aiming to circumvent partisan politics to focus on issues we can all come together on: patient safety, transparency, prevention, and patient empowerment.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
Review Period open from September 18 to October 8
Leapfrog has opened the courtesy data review period for hospitals receiving a Hospital Safety Score in October. The review period will close on October 8th. 
If your hospital's CEO did not receive a letter with your hospital's unique username and password to access the Data Review Website, please contact the Help Desk
Hospital Safety Scores and source data from April 2014 will remain posted at www.HospitalSafetyScore.org until late October. Leapfrog advises all hospitals to visit the website now, and print a copy of the April source data for their records and information.
Leapfrog continues to respond to hospital requests for additional analysis
LHRPLeapfrog's competitive benchmarking reports utilize data submitted through the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey to offer hospitals insights on how they compare nationally and regionally. Hospitals that completed a 2014 survey by August 31st have been mailed a free summary report. If your hospital CEO does not receive your summary report in the mail by the end of September, please contact the Help Desk.
If your hospital wants more detailed information, choose a report that lets you compare critical aspects of your care to that at other hospitals in Leapfrog's database of over 1,400 hospitals. Excellent tools for improving quality, these special competitive reports engage board members and administrators, clinical staff and support staff, and were developed at the request of hospitals. More information is available on our website.
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Recent events, articles, and publications from and about The Leapfrog Group

Wall Street Journal Experts just published their latest batch of insights from premier healthcare thought-leaders, including President & CEO, Leah Binder. 

Millennials: Our Nation's First Savvy Health-Care Consumers?

Hospitals Must Invest in Preventing Medical Errors

The High Price of Viewing All Health Care as Emergency Care


Leah's latest Forbes.com blog probes a new CEO report from Business Roundtable that sketches out a vision for transforming healthcare. 

On Employee Health - CEOs Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is


FierceHealthFinance reports on the growing price transparency movement, highlighting Leah Binder as well as other speakers from The Economist's Health Care Forum.

Price transparency: A first step toward true healthcare reform 

SurveyUpcoming Events


2014 CSHSMD Fall Conference
October 9-10: Chapel Hill, NC 

Leah Binder will be a featured speaker at the Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development's Fall Conference, highlighting how healthcare leaders throughout the region can leverage big data to facilitate transparency and promote consumer choice.


Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's FORUM West 

November 10-12: Las Vegas, NV

Join employers, brokers, health plans, TPAs, consultants and solution providers to learn, connect, and share over healthcare consumerism trends, challenges and solutions. Use promo-code LEAPFROGVIP until September 30 to register for no charge. 


Leapfrog's Annual Meeting
December 2: Arlington, VA

Register now for Leapfrog's Annual Meeting - Beyond Partisanship: Strategies for Fast Improvement in American Healthcare. Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards will be given to the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health benefits founded a decade ago to work for improvements in healthcare safety, quality, and affordability. Leapfrog purchaser members use hospital survey results in contracting, open enrollment with their employees and other public reporting, benefits design, and value-based purchasing programs.  The Leapfrog Hospital Survey focuses on three critical areas of patient safety and quality: how patients fare, which includes issues like mortality for common high-risk surgeries and procedures; resources used to care for patients measured by length of stay and readmission rates; and management practices that promote safety and quality, such as adopting computerized physician order entry to reduce medication errors.



View the 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Ratings and  Hospital Safety Scores now.

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