Advance Copy - Description of Temporary Changes to Appendix P, State Operations Manual (SOM),
The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of the temporary revision to the Traditional Survey Process in Appendix P
of the State Operations Manual (SOM). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release the MDS 3.0 version
on October 1, 2010. As a result, there will be an inability to run the QM/QI Reports which are used offsite to assist the
surveyors in selecting their Phase 1 resident sample. The survey tasks have been revised so that nursing home survey teams
can select the Phase 1 survey sample without the benefit of the QM/QI Reports. This temporary revision to Traditional Survey
Process Tasks 1-5C will be implemented October 1, 2010 only for those nursing home surveys in which the traditional survey
process is being used. An advance copy of the revised Tasks is attached.