Pneumonia Readmission

The pneumonia readmission measure includes Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries aged 65 or older and assesses the occurrence of unplanned readmission from any cause within 30 days after the date of discharge from hospitalization for pneumonia. CMS began publicly reporting the pneumonia readmission measure in 2009 and it became part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012.

Pneumonia readmission measure results are updated annually. As part of ongoing measure surveillance, analyses that provide a comprehensive overview of national performance on the measure or investigate select hospital practices that may impact hospital performance are conducted.

2017 Measure Reporting Period Results

2016 Measure Reporting Period Results

2015 Measure Reporting Period Results