Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

What is Healthcare Management?

The Healthcare Management Technology (HCMT) Associate Degree provides students with a broad foundational study of the specific skills required in office and department management including marketing, economics, accounting, human resources, business law, and statistics.  In addition to these foundational courses, students will prepare to take the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) national credentialing exam by studying healthcare finance, healthcare quality, statistics and research, introduction to physician practice management, healthcare compliance, health information ethics and healthcare applications. This credential is a logical next step for those with experience in healthcare and other areas who are ready to advance their careers in physician practice management. Current practice managers will also benefit from this certification with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and experience in this skilled profession.

You are able to complete this program in two years, attending full-time fall and spring semesters. This program is career specific.

You should possess good oral and written communications skills. Healthcare managers often serve as liaisons between patients, healthcare facilities, insurance companies and other healthcare providers. They must be proficient with computers, medical terminology, human resource management, healthcare laws and regulations, healthcare technology, marketing and business relationships, HIPAA and data security, and healthcare quality.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of this associate degree may pursue manager positions in small, mid-size and large physician practices as well as hospital-owned physician practices, ambulatory care centers, surgical centers, hospital departments, and more. Current physician practice managers may benefit from this associate degree with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and education along with completion of an associate degree.  The next step in a student’s education after earning this associate degree is completion of a bachelor degree.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for this associate degree program are found at http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=physician+practice+manager.

Majoring in Healthcare Management

This associate degree prepares you to be a healthcare manager with both expansive and detailed responsibilities involving management of staff in a healthcare provider setting such as a physician office, clinic, hospital department, etc.  The healthcare manager is often responsible for the revenue cycle of the office/department, health information, human resources and office technology.

Healthcare managers have a good understanding of:

  • Health care regulations and processes
  • Fraud, abuse, and corporate compliance
  • Quality in health care
  • Medical office accounting, physician reimbursement, and revenue cycle management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing and business relationships
  • HIPAA and data security
  • Health IT, EHRs, and office technology

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

UC Clermont has one of the lowest tuition costs. In addition, this associate degree is approved for financial aid, dependent on student eligibility. Course scheduling is flexible as students may attend full-time or part-time with admission into this program in any semester (fall, spring or summer).

For specifics regarding the CPPM certification, visit this website:  https://www.aapc.com/certification/practice-manager-certification.aspx

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.


Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Applied Business Degree in Healthcare Management

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Contact

UC Clermont College
4200
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu