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Nursing Home and Health Care Ministry Documentation: Are you open for a lawsuit? Webinar

Tomorrow’s Webinar – Nursing Home and Health Care Ministry Documentation: Are you open for a lawsuit? is from 1:00 – 2:00 Central Time. 

If your organization is a nursing home, assisted living facility or infirmary, documentation is crucial in demonstrating you have properly cared for your clientele. Patrick Cella, an attorney with Kopon Airdo, LLC, will focus on developing a good defense against a potential lawsuit brought forth by a resident or a resident’s family. Our presenter will cover: best practices for documenting resident care; communication of this care between shifts; who should document care; how management can monitor the care being provided and the corrections to be made if vulnerabilities are identified.

To register, visit mycbs.org and click on the Webinar link. 

CBS Members — Win A CBS Gift Pack and Gift Card!

Members of any of our Trusts can have a chance to win a Christian Brothers Services gift pack and gift card by submitting a photo and a testimonial for our 2014 calendar. Photos for the 2014 theme “Representing your Mission” can be exterior, interior, action shots, statues, or anything you feel represents your mission. All photos must be accompanied by a testimonial, and sent to Krysten McGee at krysten.mcgee@cbservices.org by February 15th 2012. Entries selected to appear in the 2014 calendar will receive a gift pack and gift card.

Christian Brothers Services Spring 2013 Webinars

Nursing Home and Healthcare Ministry Documentation: Are you open for a lawsuit? February 21, 2013 (1:00pm – 2:00pm Central Time)

If your organization is a nursing home, assisted living facility or infirmary, documentation is crucial in demonstrating you have properly cared for your clientele. Patrick Cella, an attorney with Kopon Airdo, LLC, will focus on developing a good defense against a potential lawsuit brought forth by a resident or a resident’s family. Our presenter will cover: best practices for documenting resident care; communication of this care between shifts; who should document care; how management can monitor the care being provided and the corrections to be made if vulnerabilities are identified.

Making the Ask The Basics of Major Gift Solicitation March 14, 2013 (1:00pm – 2:00pm Central Time)

This webinar will talk about how your organization defines a major gift and will walk you through the basic steps of developing an individualized, targeted strategy to assure that the most effective solicitation is made. In addition, it will cover donor stewardship, tracking and ideas for donor recognition.

Preventing Unlawful Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace March 21, 2013 (1:00pm – 3:00pm Central Time)

This two-hour webinar focuses on defining and recognizing harassment and discrimination and how to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. Real-life scenarios are used to illustrate different points and a question and answer session will be held at the end of the presentation. The webinar fulfills the state requirement for mandatory training in many states.

Identifying Theft and Preventing Dishonesty April 18, 2013 (1:00pm – 2:00pm)

All organizations can be vulnerable to theft and dishonesty claims ranging from the very top of the organization to the very bottom. This webinar will open your eyes to the importance of addressing this issue. Actual claim scenarios will be presented along with loss prevention methods, activities and red flags. Additional resource materials will be provided and reviewed. Business managers, finance directors, theft prevention committees, as well as anyone responsible for theft prevention and management of any type of asset, are encouraged to attend.

All webinars are free to our members.  To register for a webinar, visit mycbs.org and click on the Webinar link under the Resources header.  

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Lasallian Education Brand Webinars Start February 6

Lasallian Education Brand Webinars Start February 6

Share our unified story and make the Lasallian Education Brand work for you! The Regional Branding Committee is launching a Webinar Series to offer practical tools for effectively incorporating the brand at many integral levels. Chief administrators, admissions staff, communications personnel, mission animators, and others at all Lasallian schools and ministries will benefit from these informative sessions. The free webinars begin February 6. The first of the series will address implementing the brand through mission and formation; the second will focus on recruitment, orientation, retention and evaluation.

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Have a Blessed Holiday

Have a Blessed Holiday

May your Christmas season shine bright
and fill your life with joy
your heart with love
and your soul with peace.

Navigating Healthcare Reform: The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on Vowed Members

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law healthcare legislation that will alter healthcare payment models across the United States. Often referred to as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), this legislation is complex and dynamic, making it both difficult to understand and challenging to predict in terms of the legislation’s long-term effects. For religious institutes that encompass vowed members, the nuances of the legislation can be particularly confusing.

To get a sense of religious institutes’ perceptions and understanding of the healthcare legislation, Christian Brothers Services recently surveyed 200 Religious Institutes that have at least 11 vowed members. The survey involved telephone interviews with individuals who are most responsible for administering or managing healthcare benefits for their organization’s vowed members. The survey showed that while 86% of respondents were aware of PPACA, only 15% were very or extremely familiar with it. Opinions were split as to whether the legislation will have a positive or negative impact on Catholic Religious Institutes. Similarly, respondents were divided on their opinions about the anticipated quality and accessibility of healthcare in the future.

One thing the survey results highlight is that Religious Institutes are not as familiar with the healthcare legislation and its potential impacts as they could be. To help enhance understanding of the legislation, this white paper aims to clarify different aspects of the law and outline key points for Religious Institutes to keep in mind when designing healthcare coverage for vowed members.

To receive a full copy of Christian Brothers Services free white paper, Navigating Healthcare Reform. The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on Vowed Members, log on to cbservices.org/healthcarereformwp.

Get Vaccinated — It’s the Best Protection Against Contracting the Flu!

It’s that time of year again! The Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Services is committed to keeping you and your family healthy this flu season with the Flu Shot Program. The Flu Shot Program has been increasingly successful over the past couple of years, and once again we are proud to offer this to you.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you should get your seasonal flu vaccine as soon as the vaccine becomes available in your community. Vaccination before December is best since this timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest. The flu shots are available to you and any of your eligible family members, four years of age and older. Getting the flu shot is easy — here are three ways you can get it:

  • Participate in an on-site clinic being held at your location, if offered.
  • Visit a local pharmacy hosting a flu shot clinic, and the CBEBT will reimburse you and your enrolled dependents that are covered in our medical plan up to $25 per shot. (The flu shot reimbursement form must be filled out and sent in with your receipt. This form can be found on our web site at cbservices.org/flushot.

NEW! Visit a local pharmacy after October 15, show the pharmacist your ID card and have the pharmacist give you the shot. You are covered 100%. (Please note, this is not referring to a Walgreens Take Care Clinic, a CVS Minute Clinic or any other type of clinic offered in a store. The pharmacist must be the one to administer the flu shot).

  • Make an appointment with your family physician – For network participating providers the flu shot will be paid at 100% under the preventative benefits of your plan. You are allowed one preventive visit with your primary care physician per year. However, if the provider bills for a regular visit or a second preventive visit for the year, you may be subject to copay, deductible or coinsurance according to your plan benefits for a physicians’ office visit.

All Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Services plans offer a wide variety of preventive services covered ay 100%, including the flu vaccine, at a network provider. Please note that while the shot is covered at 100%, some doctors may bill for an office visit to administer the shot. If the office visit is billed as preventive, and it is the only preventive visit for the year, the visit will be paid at 100%. If the office visit is billed as a regular visit instead of a preventive visit, office visit copays or coinsurance may apply.

Flu shots administered by non-network providers will be reimbursed at 100% up to the maximum allowable charge of $25. Any applicable copay, deductible, or coinsurance may apply to office visits by non-network providers. If you receive a shot at a non-network participating pharmacy, you will need to pay for the flu shot in full, and then complete the below reimbursement form, attach the requested documentation, and mail it to our offices for reimbursement up to $25. Please select this link for reimbursement details.

Take Everyday Preventative Actions to Stop the Spread of the Flu

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  •  Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (without use of fever-reducing medicine) except to get medical care or for other necessities.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.