Holiday Impact on Inpatient Admissions
The winter holidays can often be disruptive to a patient’s continuity of care, particularly to patients living
with chronic wounds who often require regular and consistent visits and/or procedures. While many may
think that skipping a few visits or postponing care for a few weeks is harmless, analysis on claims data from
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suggests skipping visits increases the risk of being
admitted into the hospital.