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Healthcare Management - Medical Management Concentration, A.A.S.


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Healthcare Management- Medical Management


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: hcmt@nscc.edu

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, 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.

Admission Requirements

Students must establish placement by transfer credits, college entrance exam scores, or college placement testing.

Career Opportunities

Medical Management Concentration

  • Front Desk Coordinator
  • Patient Service Representative
  • Electronic Health Record Trainer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
  • Medical Manager
  • Credentialing
  • Project Management

Students may be employed in electronic health record companies, credentialing services companies, physician offices, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals, insurance companies, and rehabilitation facilities.

Grading Policy

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.

Transfer/Advising

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.

Please see Academic/Faculty Advisor for establishment of Degree Plan (class schedules).

Medical Management Concentration


Course Requirements


Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience


Speech Elective (choose one)


Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one)


Mathematics Elective (choose one)


Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (choose one)


Administrative Professional Technology


Business and/or Information Systems


Total Required – Associate Degree: 61 Credits



 

Notes:


Courses should be taken in the sequence advised 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.

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