Health Services Management AAS

The Health Services Management Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides the student with a broad, solid foundation for attaining an entry level clinical management position in a variety of health settings, including private and public practitioners’ offices, hospitals, holistic health practices, long-term care facilities, and health and wellness centers. The student is prepared to use critical thinking in making relevant management decisions in today’s dynamic and expanding health services environment.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate effective written communication skills appropriate to the health services management environment. 
  • utilize critical thinking skills and ethical principles in managing business office situations including customer and personnel relationships.
  • apply business management principles and techniques to the dynamic and expanding health services environment.

Curriculum

First Semester

ACC 110 Business Math 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MGT 111
(15 credit hours)
Principles of Management 3

Second Semester

BIO 103 or
130
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 3- 4
HCP 225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
ESW 210 or
236
Holistic Health: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices or Personal Health and Wellness Education 3
MGT 131 Human Resources Management 3
Elective1
(15-16 credit hours)
Elective 3

Third Semester

HCP 228 Electronic Medical Records Management 3
ENG 117 Writing for Business and Industry 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3
MGT 160 Customer Relationship Management 3
Elective
(15 credit hours)
Elective 3

Fourth Semester

HCP 114,
120,
or MGT 210
Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals, Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions, or Ethical Decision Making in Business 3
MGT 221
Supervision 3
Elective Elective 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
Elective
(15 credit hours)
Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills and Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60-61

1MGT 110 Introduction to Business or MAT 106 Math Applications is recommended.

 

The program provides a stackable educational pathway for the Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion (CS.MOA) and the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion (CS.MC). Students can apply all 19 Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion credits to the A.A.S. degree in Health Services Management. Students can apply all 18 credits in the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion to the Health Services Management A.A.S. Medical Assisting graduates who would like to pursue additional educational opportunities and enhance their careers can apply 19 of their 33 Medical Assisting certificate credits to the A.A.S. degree in Health Services Management. This program would also be attractive to those without prior coursework who want to pursue a management degree and a career in healthcare management.

Concentration in Medical Coding leading to a Certificate of Completion

The18-credit Medical Coding Certificate of Completion provides students with the opportunity to concentrate study in Medical Coding and develop the necessary job skills to attain success in entry level coding positions. Students are guided through a comprehensive coding curriculum with instruction in coding and reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, HIPAA and compliance issues. 

Successful completion of the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion provides eligibility for the American Academy of Professional Coder’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination. And/or additional coding professional certifications (Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)/Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) based on student’s previous qualifications and background. 

Students must complete BIO 103 prior to or in conjunction with enrolling in HCP 226 Principles of Medical Coding I. Students must complete HCP 224 prior to enrolling in HCP 226 Principles of Medical Coding I. Students must complete HCP 226 Principles of Medical Coding I prior to enrolling in HCP 227 Principles of Medical Coding II.

Concentration in Medical Office Assistant leading to a Certificate of Completion 

The 19-credit Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion provides students with the opportunity to build a comprehensive foundation in administrative medical office assistant skills. Students will develop competency in the performance of medical office administrative procedures and develop the critical thinking skills required to seek employment and work effectively in the medical office environment. Successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion provides eligibility to complete a national Medical Office Assistant certificate examination.

Concentration in Medical Coding

First Semester

ACC 110 Business Math 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MGT 111
(15 credit hours)
Principles of Management 3

Second Semester

BIO 103 or 
BIO 130
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
3
HCP 225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
ESW 210 or 
ESW 236
Holistic Health: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices or Personal Health and Wellness 3
MGT 131 Human Resources Management 3
HCP 226
 (15-16 credit hours)
Principles of Medical Coding I 3

Third Semester

HCP 228 Electronic Medical Records Management 3
ENG 117 Writing for Business and Industry 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3
MGT 160 Customer Relationship Management 3
HCP 227
(15 credit hours)
Principles of Medical Coding II 3

Fourth Semester

HCP 114,
HCP 120, or 
MGT 210
Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals,
Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions, or
Ethical Decision Making in Business
3
MGT 221 Supervision 3
HCP 230 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and Reimbursement Methods 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
Elective
(15 credit hours)
Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills and Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60

Concentration in Medical Office Assistant

First Semester

ACC 110 Business Math 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MGT 111
(15 credit hours)
Principles of Management 3

Second Semester

BIO 103 or 
BIO 130
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
3
HCP 225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
ESW 210 or 
ESW 236
Holistic Health: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices or
Personal Health and Wellness
3
MGT 131 Human Resources Management 3
Elective 1
 (15-16 credit hours)
Elective 3

Third Semester

HCP 228 Electronic Medical Records Management 3
ENG 117 Writing for Business and Industry 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
3
MGT 160 Customer Relationship Management 3
MAS 117
(16 credit hours)
Medical Office Administration 4

Fourth Semester

HCP 114 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals 3
MGT 221 Supervision 3
MAS 118 Professional Essentials for the Medical Office 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
Elective
(15 credit hours)
Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills and Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills 3

1MGT 110 Introduction to Business or MAT 106 Math Applications is recommended

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 61-62

Revised: 2/9/2016

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