CMS Manual System, Pub. 100-07
SUBJECT: Revisions to Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM):
Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities (LTC) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Implementation October 1, 2010
I. SUMMARY OF CHANGES: Revision of Interpretive Guidelines throughout Appendix PP of the SOM as well as CMS Forms 672, 802 and 805 due to the release of the MDS version 3.0 to remove references to MDS version 2.0, including the replacement of the Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPs) terminology with the Care Area Assessment (CAAs) terminology. Clarification revisions have also been made to the Interpretive Guidelines at 42 CFR 483.65 regarding infection control and 42 CFR 483.75 regarding nurse aides and nurse aide training.