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