AHCA Publications has learned that CMS will not be releasing the interpretive guidance (IG) for the Requirements of Participation Phase 3 until the second quarter of 2020. As soon as this Phase 3 material is released, we will update the Long Term Care Survey and begin taking orders for the Phase 3 edition. In the meantime, CMS states that the Phase 3 regulations will be effective as of November 28, 2019, and facilities will be expected to comply with all requirements; however, CMS and State Survey Agencies (SSA) will have limited ability to survey for compliance with these requirements until the interpretive guidance is released. In the meantime, our Phase 2 LTC Survey is still the most current edition available. We will continue to keep you updated should we get more information.