The Leapfrog program was founded by large employers as a means to encourage hospitals to meet specific quality standards and then report their progress towards meeting these standards to the public. Each year hospitals voluntarily report their accomplishments toward meeting four quality and safety practices which are also known as “leaps”. In addition to these four leaps, hospitals are also assessed on making their quality and safety record available to the public, on instituting Leapfrog’s policy on Serious Reportable Events and on their participation in the Hospital Insights program for care related to five diseases/conditions.
Independent studies estimate that if every non-rural hospital in the United States implemented the first three leaps, it could result in 65,341 fewer deaths, 907,600 fewer medication errors and could save $41.5 billion each year.
Consumers can use the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey to compare hospitals in their area to see how each meets the standards established by Leapfrog.
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Assurant Health's PPO Networks include many of the hospitals identified by the Leapfrog Group, but not all facilities participate in all PPO Networks - please be sure to check to see if the hospital that you select is in your network.