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Health Services Management AS

Health Services Management Overview (AS 2530)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education.aspx

Program Description

The Health Services Management program provides students with knowledge and skills focused on the management of the financial aspects of healthcare delivery. The emphasis of the program is on middle management skills requiring complex health care knowledge, business skills and legal proficiency.

This program provides students with the expertise  in health data collection, analysis, monitoring, maintenance, and reporting activities in compliance with established legal, ethical, regulatory and professional standards. Course content will include technical concepts and strategies, in addition to ethical and medico-legal aspects, computer information technology, biomedical sciences, health record science, statistics and data literacy, medical coding, service management, reimbursement methodologies, risk assessment, health care delivery systems, charge capture, performance improvement and leadership concepts.

The program curriculum is aligned to prepare students for professional certifications from the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
  • Submit placement test scores if not exempt from placement testing. To determine if you are exempt, go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/testing/placement-testing.aspx
  • Complete all other requirements for admission outlined in the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program  with a grade of C or higher.

Program Length

Total program credits: 60

Total program length: 2 years

Location

The program is offered on the Loxahatchee Groves campus.

For More Information

Call 561-790-9049

Employment Opportunities

Students will be able to perform jobs such as revenue integrity specialist, health insurance specialist, health care claims specialist, charge master coordinator, and other revenue specialized areas in the health care industry.

Career Path Notes

Professional Associations with information for Health Services Management include:

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 23)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 37)

ACG2022Financial Accounting (AA)

4 Credits

ACG2071Managerial Accounting (AA)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1210CHealth Information System (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1282CFundamentals of Medical Coding (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2272CMedical Reimbursement and Revenue (AS)

3 Credits

HSA2117CHealth Services Management (AS)

3 Credits

HSA2501Health Care Risk Mgmt and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2512CLeadership for Health Professionals (AS)

2 Credits

HSA2590LCapstone for Health Services Management (AS)

1 Credit

HSC2531Medical Terminology (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 13)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two -Spring (Year One) (Credits: 14)

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

ACG2022Financial Accounting (AA)

4 Credits

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three- Summer (Year One) (Credits: 9)

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

HSC2531Medical Terminology (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Term One -Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

HIM1282CFundamentals of Medical Coding (AS)

3 Credits

ACG2071Managerial Accounting (AA)

3 Credits

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1210CHealth Information System (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two -Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 11)

HSA2117CHealth Services Management (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2272CMedical Reimbursement and Revenue (AS)

3 Credits

HSA2501Health Care Risk Mgmt and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2512CLeadership for Health Professionals (AS)

2 Credits

Term Three- Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 1)

HSA2590LCapstone for Health Services Management (AS)

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours: 60