Health Care Business Services Associate Degree


This program prepares learners to work in a variety of job settings related to the completion, processing, investigation and analysis of health-related insurance claims. Job opportunities exist in the business offices of health insurance companies, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and other related health care facilities. Potential occupations include: Medical Claim Service Representative, Admitting Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Patient Accounts Clerk, Clinic Office Supervisor or Manager, Hospital Administrative Assistant, Home Health Administrative Assistant, Medical Coder.

Graduates will be able to

  • Prepare and analyze health insurance claims according to payer guidelines
  • Protect the confidentiality of health-related information by adhering to security/privacy/confidentiality policies, rules and regulations
  • Use successful principles in providing customer service in person, in writing and on the phone
  • Support data collection and reimbursement systems by applying basic financial and record-keeping concepts
  • Assign and/or recognize ICD diagnostic/procedural codes and CPT/HCPCS procedure codes
  • Use medical terminology and principles of human health and disease in performing essential functions in a health business environment