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MetaStar Partners with The Leapfrog Group for On-Site Data Verification

Feb 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2024) — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care consumers and purchasers, announced the return of On-Site Data Verification for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in 2024 with new partner MetaStar, a nonprofit organization with a wide breadth of experience in external quality review, healthcare quality consulting, and performance measurement.

On-site data verification builds on Leapfrog’s robust protocols for verifying Survey responses submitted via the Leapfrog Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Surveys. Hospitals and ASCs that participated in the 2023 Surveys will be eligible for On-Site Data Verification in 2024. Facilities selected for On-site Data Verification will be contacted by MetaStar in June 2024, and scheduled half-day visits will take place in September and October 2024.

Leapfrog hospital and ambulatory surgery center ratings are publicly reported on Leapfrog’s website and used by purchasers and consumers, regional and national health plans, transparency vendors, and researchers to identify the safest, highest quality facilities. The accuracy of the data we publish and distribute is of utmost importance. Leapfrog conducts extensive data review and verification, beginning with administrator attestations and an automated review of responses, to broad monthly response reviews and requests for documentation. On-site verification is one additional layer of quality assurance for a selection of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

“We’re very excited to partner with MetaStar for on-site data verification. They bring a unique combination of unparalleled experience in quality review and performance measurement along with deep health care expertise across both hospitals and ASCs,” said Missy Danforth, Leapfrog’s senior vice president of health care ratings.

MetaStar has performed data review for a variety of other national organizations over the last 50 years and brings valuable expertise in developing verification processes and protocols to ensure that scheduled half-day visits are valuable and efficient for all participants. They have a long history of supporting hospitals and ASCs in collecting and reporting accurate data on a variety of patient safety and quality measures to various state, regional, and federal entities.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.

About MetaStar

MetaStar is an independent, nonprofit quality improvement organization with more than 50 years of experience, dedicated to effecting positive change in health and health care to achieve optimal health for all. Engaging with government agencies, health plans, and various stakeholders, MetaStar delivers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the unique needs of communities, payers, and healthcare organizations. MetaStar achieves impact by combining our long-standing reputation as a trusted advisor with evidence-based practices to drive improvement and accountability for quality healthcare.

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