Throughout the year, Leapfrog will host free Town Hall Calls to provide ASCs and other stakeholders background information about the content of the Leapfrog ASC Survey. In addition, we often host Town Hall Calls on special topics such as Joining Leapfrog's NHSN Group for ASCs. Questions about Town Hall Calls can be directed to our Help Desk.
2019 Town Hall Calls
Leapfrog and HSAG Town Hall Call: Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs
ASCs are invited to a Town Hall Call to learn more about the Health Services Advisory Group's (HSAG) Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs, which is included in the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey. The call will be co-hosted with Angela Vassallo, MPH, MC, CIC, FAPIC, an Infection Prevention Expert Consultant with HSAG. Topics will include: defining antimicrobial stewardship, evidence around antimicrobial stewardship programs, development of the HSAG Antimicrobial Stewardship Checklist for ASCs, and resources available for ASCs that want to begin to implement the checklist. The call will conclude with 20 minutes of Q&A.
Leapfrog ASC Survey Town Hall Calls
ASCs are invited to the 2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey Town Hall Calls to learn more about The Leapfrog Group and the new Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey. Topics will include how to request a security code, how to navigate the Online ASC Survey Tool, important deadlines, an overview of the Survey content, and information on how results will be used and verified for accuracy. The call will conclude with 20 minutes for Q&A.
Note: Surgical centers that operate under the CMS certification of a hospital should report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and participate in the Hospital Survey Town Hall Calls.
- Download the Wednesday, June 5, slides and recording.
- Download the Tuesday, April 23, slides and recording.
- Download the Wednesday, March 27, recording and slides.
Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call: Reporting and Analysis Functions within OPC
ASCs were invited to the Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call which was co-hosted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Presenters from NHSN reviewed how to report and analyze data in the new Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC) within NHSN. The call concluded with 20 minutes for Q&A.
Note: This call is only applicable to ASCs, including those that may not be currently reporting to NHSN via the OPC. Hospitals should refer to the instructions posted here and contact Leapfrog’s Help Desk with questions.
Download the slides here.
Download a recording here.
Leapfrog and NHSN Town Hall Call: Reporting to the OPC and the Leapfrog ASC Survey
Leapfrog co-hosted a Town Hall Call with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on February 25, 2019. Presenters from Leapfrog and NHSN reviewed important information regarding the new Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC) within NHSN, and how to join Leapfrog’s NHSN Group for ASCs. Joining Leapfrog’s NHSN Group for ASCs is one of two options for authenticating your center for the purposes of requesting a security code to access the Online ASC Survey Tool. In addition, Leapfrog will use data from the OPC for ASC Benchmarking Reports.
Download the slides here.
Download the recording here.