Section J1800 asks "has the resient had any falls since admission/entry or reentry or the prior assessment (OBRA or scheduled PPS),
whichever is more recent". The definition of a "Prior Assessment" per the RAI manual is the "most recent MDS that reported on falls
Can you consider a D/C assessment as a prior assessment? I haven't in the past because I didn't think a d/c assessment was considered an OBRA assessment (it is more a tracking record) and it isn't a scheduled PPS assessment so I haven't been including it when looking at a "prior assessment" . But now reading the definition of a prior assessment, I'm thinking I should be looking at the D/C as a prior assessment if it was indeed the last MDS, since it does report on falls. What do you all do?