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Pain Assessment Interview

Answer 1: c) 5 days. The look-back period for items J0300 through J0600 is five days, and you should conduct the pain assessment interview close to the end of the five-day look-back period. Preferably, you should conduct the assessment on the day before or the day of the Assessment Reference Date (ARD) to more accurately capture pain episodes that occurred [...]