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Question: If I coded a fall on a stand-alone Part A PPS Discharge and the subsequent assessment is a Quarterly, would I code this fall again since the look-back period is “since prior assessment” (OBRA or Scheduled PPS), whichever is more recent?
Answer: J1900 asks the "number of falls since admission/entry or reentry or prior assessment (OBRA or Scheduled PPS), whichever is more recent."
The NPE (stand-alone PPS Part A Discharge) assessment is not considered a "scheduled" PPS assessment, so this fall would be captured on the Quarterly assessment.
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