Program Description

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 facilities and other related health care facilities. Potential occupations include: Medical or Dental Insurance Customer Service Representative, Claims Analyst, COBRA Specialist, Enrollment Representative, Provider Relations Specialist, Benefit Verification and Authorization Specialist, Insurance Billing Specialist, Admitting Representative, Reimbursement Coordinator, Privacy and Compliance Auditor, HIM/Medical Records Associate, Patient Accounts Specialist, Clinic Office Supervisor or Manager, Hospital Administrative Assistant, Home Health Administrative Assistant and Medical Coder.

Approximate Cost

$14,933
Tuition: $10693 , Books: $4240

Starting Salary

$37,367
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
  • Apply technology to administrative functions in a healthcare related setting
  • Apply HIPAA, federal and state law, and regulatory compliance in business health practices
  • Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions of health business environment
  • Perform financial practices through analysis of payer data and reimbursement methods

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Medical Coder
  • Home Health Administrative Assistant
  • Hospital Administrative Assistant
  • Clinic Office Supervisor or Manager
  • Patient Accounts Specialist
  • HIM / Medical Records Associate
  • Privacy and Compliance Auditor
  • Reimbursement Coordinator
  • Admitting Representative
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Benefit Verification and Authorization Specialist
  • Provider Relations Specialist
  • Enrollment Representative
  • COBRA Specialist
  • Claims Analyst
  • Dental Insurance Customer Service Representative
  • Medical Insurance Customer Service Representative

Courses

The Health Care Business Services Associate Degree is a 64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH INSURANCE 3.00
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.00
DIGITAL LITERACY FOR HEALTHCARE 2.00
BODY, STRUCTURE & FUNCTION 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
ADMINISTRATION & ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE 3.00
FOUNDATIONS OF HIM 3.00
HUMAN DISEASE FOR HLTH PROFES 3.00
CPT CODING 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

LONG-TERM CARE/MEDICARE/MEDICAID 2.00
INTEGRATING THE DELIVERY AND FINANCING OF HEALTHCARE 3.00
ICD DIAGNOSIS CODING 3.00
ICD PROCEDURE CODING 2.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT & FINANCE 3.00
HEALTH CARE BUSINESS SERVICE INTERNSHIP 3.00
HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE 2.00
CULTURE OF HEALTHCARE 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.