Are Healthcare Compliance Programs Necessary

The healthcare compliance program is a mandatory requirement found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). A Healthcare provider should apply for the compliance program to enroll as a Medicare provider. For organizations operating in healthcare, they should consider the Fox Group to help them meet these obligations. The company has healthcare compliance experts with practical experience gained from providing direct operations.

A compliance program should be practical, and the Fox Group can make this happen for a healthcare organization to comply with the requirements. The office of Inspector General of the federal department of health and human service highlights the constituents of a compliance program. These elements include educating staff and conducting appropriate training, development of open lines of communication, conducting internal monitoring and auditing, designating a compliance officer or a contact person, development and implementation of compliance program policies and procedures, appropriate response to detected offenses and developing corrective actions and creation of publicized guidelines to enforce disciplinary standards.

When an organization works with the Fox Group, the company recommends additional compliance in the plan to enhance the organization’s ability to integrate the federal requirements seamlessly for proper management. The areas to be covered include confidentiality, hiring practices, professional courtesy discounts for services, documentation and medical necessity, medical records retention and business environmental concerns, employees’ rights, obligations and safety, patients’ rights, compliance risk evaluation, billing compliance, and healthcare insurance.

A Code of Ethical Conduct is also a necessary document for healthcare organizations to ensure all staff members conduct themselves appropriately within the organization. The Fox Group, a healthcare compliance plan consultant, can assist healthcare organizations in complying with this program. The company helps them develop and implement compliance program policies and procedures. Besides, the professional experts provide coding and documentation audit services.

Some Healthcare organizations may be required to implement compliance activities by a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). This agreement has the same element requirements as voluntary compliance programs. The only difference is that the Corporate Integrity Agreement compliance program is mandatory, requiring the health organization to give annual reports. These organizations will also need compulsory external auditing known as the Independent Review Organization. Apart from offering healthcare compliance program guidelines, the Fox Group provides Independent Review Organization services, annual reporting, employee training, and program development.

What Types of Anthropology Jobs are There?


Anthropology is the study of humans, the human past and the factors that make us human. It also encompasses the areas of biological, dietary, health, and genetic composition of humans. This field studies the similarities and differences between humankind and primates. The students who take anthropology can get employment in several organizations such as universities, NGOs, health sectors, and government agencies based on their specialty. There are four different anthropology fields, which also define the types of jobs the anthropologists can work.


Archeology is one of the fields in anthropology where an individual can find a job. Archeology revolves around studying objects that are man-made to determine human behavior. Archeologists are involved in excavating tools, materials, bones, and teeth to determine humans’ past ways of life. They also use these studies to determine the dieting that the individuals used to have and any health-related complications they may have faced. With the recent technologies, the archeologists can detect and scan underground objects using laser technologies and Lidar.

Biological Anthropology

Biological anthropology is a field that allows anthropologists to study primates and understand the evolution process of humans. Biological anthropologists seek to understand how humans have adapted to the changing environments they have lived in and the diseases that affected them. The job also involves studying the relationship between biology and humans’ cultural practices and how these different components affected their daily livelihood.

Cultural Anthropology

This anthropology job entails studying the rules that govern and affect the humans in the various areas and societies in which they live. It seeks to break down the difference in perception of individuals, their diets, dressing and nature of interactions. For the cultural anthropologists to determine all these areas of human life, they have to live among the individuals they are studying. This act helps them gain an in-depth understanding of the social and cultural organizations and the different practices that the given group has.

Linguistic Anthropology

As the name suggests, the linguistic anthropologists study how individuals communicate and the role that languages play in different societies. This field of anthropology seeks to find the influence of language in creating a group’s social identity, ideologies and beliefs. The relationship between language, social structures, and cultural practices forms the basis of the linguistic anthropologist’s job.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Brian Brijbag – Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  1. 1 large butternut squash (about 5 lbs)
  2. 1 green apple, sliced and cored
  3. 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  4. 2 carrots, chopped
  5. 3 tbsp olive oil
  6. 2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 tsp cumin
  9. 1 tsp chili powder
  10. 2 tbsp ghee
  11. 3 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, olive oil, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp cumin. Mix together, coating the squash well. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Next, in the same bowl that the butternut squash was in, toss the apple slices, onion, and carrots to coat with the remnants. Place on a second rimmed baking sheet and add both baking sheets to the oven. Roast for 35-40 minutes until soft, stirring once.
  3. Heat up ghee over medium heat in a large pot on the stove. Add the roasted ingredients and then the chicken broth. Add 1 teaspoon each of salt, cinnamon and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Using an immersion blender, combine the ingredients until smooth, or transfer to a blender to puree. Serve warm.

Baked Breakfast Casserole with Apples and Raisins posted by Brian Brijbag

Baked Breakfast Casserole with Apples and Raisins posted by Brian Brijbag

Baked Breakfast Casserole with Apples and Raisins posted by Brian Brijbag
Baked Breakfast Casserole with Apples and Raisins posted by Brian Brijbag

Cook time:  1 hour
Total time:  1 hour
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash flesh, drained and flaked
  • 1 very ripe plantain, mashed (1 cup)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced (1 cup)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp gelatin powder
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch/ arrowroot starch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  1. The night before: In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti squash flesh, mashed plantain, ground cinnamon, ground mace, applesauce, sea salt, vanilla extract, avocado oil, diced apple and raisins. Cover and refrigerate the spaghetti squash mixture overnight (until ready to bake).
  2. In another smaller bowl, combine the gelatin powder, tapioca starch/ arrowroot starch, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and keep on the countertop.
  3. The next morning: Preheat the oven to 350ºF/ 177ºC. Remove the spaghetti squash mixture from the refrigerator. Grease a 2.2qt/ 2L glass casserole dish lightly. Add the dry ingredients to the spaghetti squash mixture and stir to combine. Scoop into the prepared glass casserole dish and spread evenly, forming patterns with the tines of a fork.
  4. Place a sheet of foil beneath the casserole dish to catch any drips while baking and bake for 1 hour, or until lightly browned and bubbly around the edges. Great eaten warm or cold.

PALEO BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE posted by Brian Brijbag

Brian Brijbag

breakfast scramble posted by Brian Brijbag Paleo approved breakfast scramble posted by Brian Brijbag


Serves 1-2

  • 3 Cage-free, non-antibiotic/hormone eggs
  • 1/4 – 1/2lb Breakfast sausage, ethically-raised, preservative-free
  • 3 Bacon Strips, preservative-free
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Fresh green chilli or salsa (optional if you are avoiding nightshades)


1. Turn on stove top burner to medium heat.

2. Layer bacon, sausage bits, and diced onions in a small, non-stick 6-inch frying pan.

3. Stir frequently with a wood spatula for 8-12 minutes or until cooked evenly.

4. Whisk three eggs in a small mixing bowl.

5. Pour egg mixture over bacon, sausage, and onions.

6. Stir frequently to avoid burning for 2-4 minutes or until eggs are set.

7. Plate egg scramble and garnish with fresh green chili or salsa


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