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.