Allied Health Management

Bachelor
Hybrid
Online
English

Program Description

The Bachelor’s Degree program in Allied Health Management is comprised of a combination of courses providing skills such as managing the administrative area within a health services organization, medical law/regulations, and current procedural coding with health information resources. The program is designed to prepare a student for a career as an administrator in the health services field.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

Healthcare Manager

Related Certifications

Graduates will qualify to sit for one of the following exams:

American Academy of Professional Coders(AAPC)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam
  • Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) exam

Credential Earned

Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Management

Duration of the Program

36 Months
Quarter Credits: 187.5 / 188
Lower Level: 11 courses
Upper Level: 7 courses
Concentration Track: 9 courses
General Education: 9 courses

Core Courses

Health Information Resources

In this course, students will discuss the purpose of using electronic health record (EHR) software, as well as its applications and benefits in health information management. In addition, students will use an electronic health record (EHR) to properly manage patient health information in a clinical scenario.

Current Procedural Codes/CPT

In this course, students will examine the rules and guidelines of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II coding manuals. They will also discuss the benefits of using coding manuals for those who work or want to work in the medical field as a medical biller, medical coder, medical collector, or medical office administrator. Additionally, students will practice coding procedures and services following CPT and HCPCS Level II coding manuals and encoder software. They will practice acquired skills by completing lab exercises in preparation for the certification test.
Prerequisite: MED1065

Diagnostic Coding/ICD-10

In this course, students will distinguish the characteristics and conventions of the ICD-10-CM and other diagnostic coding systems or code sets. In additio
n, they will determine the correct diagnosis codes and official coding guidelines, with extensive practice coding exercises.
Prerequisite: MED1065

Medical Billing and Insurance

In this course, students will examine the revenue cycle management (RCM) procedures as it relates to billing and coding medical services. Additionally, they will analyze the different types of insurance programs, governmental and private third-party payers, workers’ compensation packages, and disability coverage. They will practice acquired skills by completing lab exercises in preparation for the certification test.

Medical Office Procedures

In this course, students will develop skills related to medical office administrative procedures such as using electronic health records, scheduling appointments, handling mail and filing, billing and collecting, and preparing budgets. They will examine effective interpersonal skills and communication in various medical office settings, including stress management strategies and workplace ethics. Students will also analyze current trends in the medical office workplace and the role of the administrative professional within that setting. They will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises in preparation for the certification test.

Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology I

In this course, students will examine the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as the related medical terms and abbreviations. They will discuss the levels of human body organization, homoeostasis, histology, cytology, and the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and special senses systems. They will also analyze the meaning of medical terms according to their basic components—prefixes, suffixes, and roots—in addition to special numerical, positional, and condition-related components. Students will practice acquired skills by completing practical lab exercises in preparation for the certification test.

Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology II

In this course, students will examine the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the relationship with the medical terms and abbreviations used to designate them. They will discuss the levels of human body organization, gynecologic conditions, reproductive, circulatory, sensory, and lymphatic systems, and an overview of the brain function. Furthermore, they will analyze the meaning of medical terms and procedures through their basic components such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots, in addition to special numerical, positional and condition.

Accounting I Lecture/Lab

This course will provide students with the knowledge of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in both manual and computerized environments. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Students will define accounting terminology; analyze and record business transactions in a manual and computerized environment; complete the accounting cycle, prepare financial statements; and apply accounting concepts related to cash and payroll.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of a 100/1000 or 200/2000 level mathematics course

Business Management Lecture/Lab

This course includes an introductory discussion in the following areas: the economic setting of business, the structure of business, business financing, management, ethical and social responsibilities of business, marketing and physical distribution of goods and services. The areas discussed in this course serve as the basic foundations for more specialized courses in business.

Introduction to Marketing

In this course, students will examine key marketing concepts and its application to today’s business environment. They will also analyze marketing concepts and principles that are essential to monitoring competitive forces and building successful customer relationships. In addition, students will evaluate various methods used to research and develop target markets as well as the fundamentals of ethics and social responsibility.

Microeconomics

This course is designed to present a logical and coherent framework in which to organize observed economic phenomena. Several economic “models” are developed and analyzed in order to help explain and predict a wide variety of economic (and sometimes, seemingly non-economic) phenomena. Microeconomic theory is based on the notion that individuals (and firms) have well defined objectives (e.g., maximizing utility or profits) and behave systematically according to the incentives and constraints of their economic environment. It is this framework which allows the economist to gain a fundamental understanding of the human puzzle in an economic setting.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior Lecture/Lab

In this course, students will discuss practical applications of current research in human behavior to understand organizations. They will review interpersonal processes, problem-solving, and managerial decision-making. Moreover, students will examine power, politics, ethics, and conflict in organizations. Finally, they will analyze individual behavior, motivation and performance, interpersonal relations, small group relations, leadership, and organizational culture.

Health Services Organization Management and Marketing Lecture/Lab

In this course, the students will analyze foundational aspects of healthcare organizations. They will examine specific areas, including the development and evolution of the industry, operational procedures, and administrative oversight. They will also evaluate the performance of health care professionals, teamwork motivation, communication and conflict management, and the development and implementation of strategy.

Health Information Systems Lecture/Lab

Students receive an overview of current information systems including topics such as locating, collecting, analyzing, utilizing and reporting of health statistics to solve common workplace issues. Students will learn basic concepts of data quality and methods of presentation. Data systems issues as well as health indicators, metrics and measurements are covered to support informed decision making in a healthcare organization.

Healthcare Human Resource Management Lecture/Lab

This course introduces contemporary healthcare human resource management issues within the U.S. Healthcare system. Contrasts the differences between personnel administration and elements of strategic human resource management. Students learn key concepts such as; line vs. staff relationships, the manager/employee relationship, job design, job analysis, position descriptions, recruitment, retention, promotion, succession planning, legal issues, safety issues, labor relations, training, compensation, benefits, and performance appraisals. Current trends in healthcare human resource management are covered.

Introduction to Healthcare Financial Management Lecture/Lab

This course provides an understanding of general principles of finance as it relates to health care organizations. Specific areas include an overview of sources of revenue for various health care entities, fundamentals of finance of healthcare organizations, interpretations of ratios using industry-wide comparisons, balance sheets, analysis and cost control measures, cash flow, income statements, and financial reporting. Issues surrounding budgeting dynamics that alter financial conditions are also examined.

Prerequisite: MAT1010

Healthcare Policy and Law

This course provides an overview of healthcare policy, regulation and law. Topics to include; sources of common, statutory, and constitutional law; contracts and intentional torts, the organization and management of a corporate healthcare organization (HCO); for-profit and nonprofit HCOs, liability issues for individuals and HCOs, admission and discharge issues, medical staff appointments and privileges, emergency care issues, consent issues for treatment, taxation and antitrust issues. Current issues in fraud, abuse and corporate compliance programs are also covered.

Population and Health

This course allows the students to examine community health issues, wellness and disease, and quality of life of defined consumer populations at the state and federal levels, along with lifestyle issues and practices and the impact they have upon health services. In addition, the student will explore population health issues in relation to the impact they have on the use of available goods and services, illness and disease and overall community health and wellness programs.

Elective Courses May Include the Following

3 CONCENTRATION TRACKS (SELECT ONE)

Concentration Track 1: Medical Coding

  • Certified Insurance and Coding Exam Prep
  • Capstone
  • Advanced CPT/PDC-10 Coding
  • CPC Exam Prep
  • Leadership in Healthcare
  • Business Ethics
  • Practice Management Policies, Protocols, & Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Long-Term Managed Care Systems Lecture/Lab

Concentration Track 2: Clinical Basic X-Ray

  • Clinical Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Basic Cardiorespiratory Procedures
  • Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep
  • Externship
  • Advanced Fundamentals of Basic X-Ray Machine
  • Fundamentals of Basic X-Ray Machine
  • Basic X-Ray Machine Operator Exam Prep

Concentration Track 3: Clinical Practice Manager

  • Clinical Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Basic Cardiorespiratory Procedures
  • Certified Medical Assistant Exam Prep
  • Externship
  • Long-Term Managed Care Systems Lecture/Lab
  • Practice Management Policies, Protocols & Risk Management
  • Certified Physician Practice Manager Exam Prep

Related Programs

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma or a recognized equivalent.
  • A student must first successfully complete an Allied Health (Medical Assistant Technician, Billing and Coding, or other) Diploma or higher, from either FTC or another accredited institution, as a prerequisite for enrolling into the Allied Health Management Bachelor program.

Healthcare Provider Programs

Applicants for healthcare provider programs including the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Associate in Science Program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma Program, and Medical Assistant Technician Diploma Program must complete a Student Attestation of Understanding That Criminal and / or Health Background May Limit or Prevent Employment in Healthcare Provider Fields form. The student attestation form was designed to disclose certain requirements or limitations to prospective students interested in training for the healthcare provider field. This requirement is established in consideration of Fla. Admin. Code 6E-1.0032 (6)(g) (2012).

Possible Employment Opportunities *

Healthcare Management

*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire. Program Availability varies by campus.

I’m interested.
What’s the next step?
Learn More About Allied Health Management Today!
The best way to see if going back to school and training for an allied health degree is right for you is to visit the FTC campus nearest you. You can tour our modern labs and meet with our instructors who work in this field.

I’m interested.
What’s the next step?

Learn More About Allied Health Management Today!

The best way to see if going back to school and training for an allied health degree is right for you is to visit the FTC campus nearest you. You can tour our modern labs and meet with our instructors who work in this field.