RAVEN_SB (Software for Swing Bed)

RAVEN-SB is a computerized data entry system for swing bed facilities that offers users the ability to collect SB-MDS assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS?standard format to the National Assessment Collection Database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard SB-MDS record format, maintains facility, patient, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on?line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUG-III and HIPPS code calculators.

What Kind of Computer Do I Need?

This software requires a Pentium 200 Mhz or better processor with a Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, or XP operating system. Sixteen megabytes of RAM are required; 22 megabytes are recommended. A minimum of 40 megabytes of hard disk space is needed for installation. The software is available by downloading it from this web site.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, CMS and its contractor/distributor make no representations about the suitability, for any purpose or use, of the software and documents. THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TITLE, AND NON?INFRINGEMENT ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. Recipient shall not, in any event, be entitled to, and CMS or contractor/distributor shall not be liable for indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any nature including, without being limited to, loss of use, data, or profit irrespective of the nature of the claim, whether in contract, tort, warranty, or otherwise.

How Can I Get RAVEN-SB?

View the introduction that describes the contents of the RAVEN-SB software (see Downloads below). Read the instructions on downloading and installation (see Downloads below).

Download the software: RAVEN-SB Beta Version 1.0 (see Downloads below) – Note: the file expands to 9 files (17MB when unzipped).

Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for RAVEN-SB to print the SB-MDS forms.

What if I need help?

If you have difficulty downloading or installing RAVEN-SB, please contact the RAVEN Help Desk by phone at 1-800-339-9313 or by e-mail at swing_help@ifmc.org.

  • View the RAVEN-SB Presentation (see Downloads below).
  • See the RAVEN-SB Reference Manual (see Downloads below).

CMI C06 Utility

The RAVEN-SB utility is now available that enables users to select the new CMI set for PPS Rural (C05) and Urban (C06) values that impact Swing Bed assessments with a target date of October 1, 2009. The utility is a re-creation of the Grouper Configuration screen within the RAVEN-SB software, except that now, the user may select C05 and C06 for the Medicare and State RUGS calculation. Users should check with their state to determine the proper CMI settings for their RUGS calculation. See the Downloads below for the instruction and setup of the new CMI C06 Utility.


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