Healthcare Management- Medical Management
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Healthcare Management.
The mission of the Healthcare Management program is to provide a quality education in Healthcare Management, to prepare students for employment in a variety of healthcare settings, to communicate effectively in writing and orally, and to think critically.
The Healthcare Management program prepares students for various entry-level positions within the healthcare setting. The program includes courses that provide the student with business skills as well as ethical, theoretical, and practical issues related to healthcare settings.
The Medical Management Concentration prepares students to manage the specialized business functions in a healthcare organization. The Medical Management Concentration focuses on healthcare organizations, the role of healthcare workers, information technology, business office operations, financial management, personnel supervision, and regulatory and ethical issues of healthcare.
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Identify the impact of regulation, laws, and policies regarding confidentiality of patient information.
- Compare and contrast the different types of health insurance.
- Identify the primary methods of reimbursement to providers from private health plans and from government sponsored programs.
- Describe various legal issues encountered in healthcare settings.
- Determine major components of compliance, risk management, and internal control programs.
- Identify health workflow processes in healthcare settings.
Students must establish placement by transfer credits, college entrance exam scores, or college placement testing.
Medical Management Concentration
- Font Desk Coordinator
- Patient Service Representative
- Office Manager
Students may be employed in physician offices, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals, insurance companies, and rehabilitation facilities.
A grade of “C” or above must be earned in all HCMT prerequisite courses to meet requirements for enrollment in subsequent Healthcare Management (HCMT) courses. A grade of “C” or above in all HCMT courses must be earned prior to graduation. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to progress in the Healthcare Management program.
The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.
Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule.
Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).
Internships can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Healthcare Management Internships may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.
* This course is part of the general education core.