Medical Practice/Facility Business Management
Builds on the Medical Insurance Specialist certificate and prepares students to manage the specialized business functions of a medical practice or medical facility. Course work covers medical billing, coding, and insurance claim forms as well as accounting, customer service, management, medical terminology, and effective oral and written communications.
- Interpret basic financial statements.
- Apply management theory to effectively supervise the human resources of an organization.
- Evaluate management decisions given an organization’s relationship to the external business environment.
- Creatively solve common problems in managing the business office of a medical or medical related organization.
- Demonstrate effective non-verbal and verbal communication skills for a business environment.
- Demonstrate effective written communication for a business environment.
- Employ computer applications to perform business activities.
- Prepare billing and insurance reimbursement documents to insure proper payment.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Business degrees require at least 15 credits total, including at least three credits from each of the five areas below. For this program:
1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
2. Communication: Complete the following:
3. Computer Technology: Complete the following:
4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete the following:
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 15
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must complete a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen per Michigan Public Health Code 20713.