Chicago hospital sues Leapfrog over ratings

November 13, 2017

Saint Anthony Hospital, which serves residents of Chicago’s south and west sides, is suing Leapfrog for defamation, saying the agency knowingly used incorrect information to cut the hospital’s letter grade rating for patient safety from an “A” to a “C,” according to an article on the Cook County Record website.

The healthcare facility filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court, asking the court to order hospital ratings agency Leapfrog to retract its rating of the hospital’s safety grade, which the complaint indicated was to be published in Leapfrog’s Fall 2017 report.

A search of Leapfrog’s website on Nov. 3 did not return a rating or listing of any kind for Saint Anthony, the article said.

In its complaint, the hospital said it discovered the rating agency had dinged the hospital for allegedly only prescribing patient medications electronically only 50-74 percent of the time. 

Saint Anthony, however, said its doctors actually prescribes medication electronically in at least 95 percent of all cases. And the hospital alleged that data was included in the information it provided to Leapfrog.

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