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 Management

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: 184
Core Courses: 10.5 Credits
Concentration Courses: 92.5 Credits
General Education Courses: 54 Credits
Elective Courses: 27 Credits

Core Courses

Success Strategies

In this course, students will identify strategies and support services that will help them have a successful transition into college. They will also apply academic skills, such as critical thinking, time management, learning strategies, and goal setting. Finally, they will develop life-management skills, like ethical decision-making, self-care, and communication that can later be applied at both a personal and a professional level.

Career Development Lecture

In this course, students will be provided practical strategies to employ throughout the job searching process. They will establish connections between the chosen academic field and their career objective. Students taking this course will be able to focus on their career options while in college and after obtaining their program degree. Emphasis is placed on developing their personal brand, résumé, interview and networking skills, and online presence to improve their employability possibilities.

Medical Office Procedures

In this course, students will learn medical office procedures such as filing, handling mail, and preparing budgets. They will also learn stress management strategies and the importance of workplace ethics and effective communication in diverse environments. This course explores changes and challenges in the 21st century medical office workplace and the role of the administrative professional within that setting.

Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology I

In this course, students will be immersed in a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, while being introduced to medical terminology. They will study the levels of body organization and homeostasis, histology, and cytology, as well as the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and special senses systems. Students will learn the medical terms by studying the meanings of their basic components, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, in addition to special numerical, positional, condition, and procedure terms. They will gain in depth understanding of the principles of anatomy and physiology by studying the human body structures, their functions and diseases, paired with the correct terms and abbreviations used to designate them.

Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology II

In this course, students will continue a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, while expanding their knowledge in medical terminology. Topics covered include the cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, reproductive, digestive, and urinary systems. Students will acquire the medical terms pertinent to each topic by studying the meanings of their basic components, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, in addition to special numerical, positional, condition, and procedure terms. They will gain an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the systems examined by studying their structures, functions, and diseases, along with the correct terms and abbreviations used to designate them.

Health Information Resources

This course introduces students to the electronic health record (EHR) and its use in a clinical scenario. Students will evaluate the purpose for using EHR software, as well as its applications and benefits in health information management. They will further receive database management and data entry training to properly process, save, and retrieve patient health information.

Current Procedural Codes/CPT

This course will emphasize the rules and guidelines of the CPT and HCPCS II coding manuals. It will benefit those who work or want to work in the medical field whether as a medical biller, medical coder, medical collector, or medical office administrator. The class format is designed to help the beginner coder learn and understand the concept of coding using the CPT and HCPCS II coding manuals. Furthermore, students will be able to practice the skills acquired by completing practical lab exercises.

Diagnostic Coding/ICD-10

This course is an introduction to basic diagnostic coding and presents students to the characteristics and conventions of the ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification), and other diagnostic coding systems or code sets. Focus is placed on using diagnosis codes correctly and official coding guidelines, with extensive practice coding exercises.

Medical Billing and Insurance

In this course, students will examine the revenue cycle management procedures for medical services. They will also study the different types of insurance programs, governmental and private third-party payers, workers’ compensation package, and disability coverage.

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.

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.

Labor Relations Lecture/Lab

A study of the set of processes Unions and Employers develop and use to achieve their goals while accommodating the needs of each other.

Introduction to Marketing

This course explores key marketing concepts and shows you how they apply to today’s business practices. The course covers the essential knowledge and techniques managers need to compete successfully, whether in large companies or small businesses, profit-oriented firms or not-for-profit organizations. Topics include customer-oriented marketing strategies, buyers and markets, target market selection, and the marketing variables of products (and services), price, promotion, and distribution.

Health Services Organization Management and Marketing Lecture/Lab

In this course, the students will analyze foundational aspects of health care 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 health care 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

Long-Term Managed Care Systems Lecture/Lab

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.

Elective Courses May Include the Following

  • Advanced CPT/ICD-10
  • CPC Coding Prep
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics
  • Population and Health Issues
  • Leadership in Healthcare

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.

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