Heart Failure and Transplant

Heart Failure: National Hospital Quality Measures

Heart Failure All-Cause 30-Day Mortality and All-Cause 30-Day Readmissions

July 2014 – June 2017

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.