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 January 31, 2019 (for Spring 2019 Safety Grades).
As a courtesy to hospitals, Leapfrog will hold a 3-week 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. The 3-week review period for the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade will take place in February 2019.
Click here for a timeline related to the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.