Medical Practice/Facility Business Management
The goal of Henry Ford Community College’s associate degree in Medical Practice/Facility Business Management is to assist students in gaining the necessary knowledge and competencies to manage the specialized business functions of a medical practice or medical facility. Students will learn concepts of medical billing, coding, and insurance claim forms as well as accounting, customer service, management, medical terminology, and effective oral and written communications. The knowledge and skills obtained in this program are used in managing the “front office” or business section of a medical practice of several physicians, a hospital unit, or a medical equipment supplier.
The Medical Practice/Facility Business Management program builds on the Medical Insurance Specialist certificate. Students may take the additional required credit hours after completing the certificate to earn this Associate in Business degree.
Students must complete a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen per Michigan Public Health Code 20713.
Transfer Options/Requirements The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor''s degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend.
Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, firstname.lastname@example.org, Learning Resource Center).
Required Core Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Business Degree. It should be noted that courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Business Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Business degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.