Ischemic Heart Disease

Acute Myocardial Infarction

All-Cause 30-Day Mortality and All-Cause 30-Day Readmission

July 2014 – June 2017

AMI = acute myocardial infarction

CMS calculates 2 AMI outcomes measures based on Medicare claims and enrollment information. The most recent risk- adjusted data available from CMS are shown. Although Cleveland Clinic’s AMI patient mortality rate is lower than the US national rate, CMS ranks Cleveland Clinic’s performance as “better than” the US national rate. Cleveland Clinic’s AMI readmissions rate is slightly higher than the US national rate and ranked by CMS as “no different than” the US national rate. To further reduce avoidable readmissions, Cleveland Clinic is focused on optimizing transitions from hospital to home or postacute facility. Specific initiatives have been implemented to ensure effective communication, education, and follow-up.