Healthcare Practice Manager (HPM1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone & Embedded in Business Healthcare Technology Degree)

Program Description:

The Business Healthcare Practice Manager Certificate program provides instruction in medical facility practice management.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Quantitative Reasoning 229



High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 15

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 15 credits
BUSN 2800
Prerequisite: BUSN 2340

Emphasizes essential skills required for the management of healthcare practices. Introduces the functions, practices, and advanced administrative skills. Emphasis is placed on management skills including practice management, personnel supervision, marketing, financial planning, and addressing health disparities. Topics include: introduction to healthcare management, management and motivation, organizational behavior, strategic planning, healthcare marketing, quality improvement basics, information technology, managing costs and revenues, managing healthcare professionals, addressing health disparities, and healthcare fraud and abuse.

BUSN 2810
Prerequisites: ALHS 1090, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1101

This course covers how healthcare law and related regulations are formulated, and the impact of those laws on payers, providers, patients, and healthcare businesses. Emphasis is placed on legal compliance in the healthcare industry.  Topics covered included in-depth coverage and analysis of implementation of the healthcare reform law, fraud and abuse laws, anti-kickback, false claims, Stark anti-referral provisions, Medicare and Medicaid, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the HITECH Act and related regulations, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

BUSN 2820
Prerequisites: ALHS 1090, ALHS 1011, MAST 1120, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1101, COMP 1000

Introduces the complex ethical, moral, and legal issues involved in providing healthcare services. Emphasis is placed on legal requirements of medical practices, professional relationships, professional liabilities, and medical practice liability. Provides the student with a working knowledge of current healthcare law and accepted ethical behavior.

BUSN 2830
Prerequisites: ALHS 1090, ALHS 1011, COMP 1000, BUSN 1440

Provides students with a comprehensive overview of healthcare delivery systems and the economic, historic, political, and ethical issues that influence the accessibility, expense, and quality of healthcare services. Introduces provider organization and structure in a healthcare setting, healthcare funding, and rules, regulations, and governing bodies that monitor and protect the usage of health care systems in the United States.

BUSN 2440
Corequisite: BUSN 2340

Emphasizes essential skills required for leadership and professional success in healthcare organizations. Introduces the functions, practices, and advanced interpersonal relationships, critical thinking, and problem solving. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional leadership behaviors. Topics include: introduction to the supervisory role, the volatile healthcare environment, the dual nature of supervisory roles, basic functions of management, delegation, empowerment, self-management, interviewing, recruitment, professionalism, decision making managing change, professional meetings, quality, productivity, teams, and continuing education.

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