CMS calculates 2 pneumonia outcomes measures based on Medicare claims and enrollment information. The most recent risk-adjusted data available from CMS are shown. Cleveland Clinic’s pneumonia patient mortality rate is lower than the US national rate and is ranked “better than” the US national rate by CMS. Cleveland Clinic’s pneumonia readmissions rate, although slightly higher than the national average, is 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 post-acute facility. Specific initiatives have been implemented to ensure effective communication, education, and follow-up.