2016

HIPAA and Your Hospital Stay

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is the legislation that is meant to protect your personal and medical information. Should you head to the hospital or emergency room, HIPAA is meant to regulate what the health care workers from the ambulance EMTs to the doctors and nurses are able to tell…

General Pastoral Conference

Last week, the pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod met in Bloomington, Minnesota, (near Minneapolis) for its annual General Pastoral Conference for continuing education, worship, synodical news updates and to discuss our teachings. The theme of the devotions was “Meditations on Election”, and all of the readings and hymn selections highlighted the that wondrous, mysterious…