Online Bachelor Medical Practice Management

Online Bachelor Medical Practice Management

About the Medical Practice Management Program

  • Multiple start dates. No transcript or application fees.
  • Each online course is six weeks and can be completed 100% online.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Ranked a Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s Guide to Colleges & Universities.
  • Student Success Advisor guides you every step of the way.

Learn to be an agent of change with the leadership qualities unique to healthcare professionals tasked with contemporary healthcare issues.

  • Learn the operational aspects of managed care and health insurance.
  • Master billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, managed care finance and more.
  • Master marketing strategies as they relate to the healthcare sector.
  • Graduate with an ePortfolio to show potential healthcare employers.
Healthcare Administration Career Opportunities

A degree in Healthcare Administration is often the minimum requirement for most medical and health services manager positions and is also a stepping stone toward a master's degree. Healthcare administrators plan and direct services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, outpatient care centers, diagnostic laboratories and public health agencies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a professional in a healthcare administration role is $92,810, and employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent between now and 2024, much faster than other occupations’ averages.

Medical Practice Management Elective Tracks

Medical Practice Management

The Medical Practice Management concentration is designed to prepare students to face the broad range of challenges involved in navigating the issues and opportunities within an organization, and increasingly complex healthcare system. Topics include financial management, healthcare reimbursement, marketing, and patient communication. Students will be better equipped to provide recommendations for operational or infrastructure improvements that will allow medical practices to be better positioned for future success.

►Financial Management for the Medical Practice (3 credits)

In this course, students are presented with the methods and approaches for managing the private medical practice from a financial perspective. Topics include financial analysis, maximizing revenue, expense management, internal control, financial reports, benchmarking and operational planning.

►Healthcare Reimbursement (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the various U.S. healthcare payment systems and how they function. Topics include the foundations of insurance, the emergence of HMOs and managed care, private and public reimbursement, risk management, and the role of billing and coding in reimbursement. Additionally, students will learn how various healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers are reimbursed for their services.

►Patient Communication and Service Excellence (3 credits) 

This course emphasizes respectful communication interactions in a wide range of healthcare settings. Strategies for effectively communicating with patients of all ages, as well as abusive, depressed, or impaired patients, are illustrated through examples and various scenarios. 

►Marketing the Private Medical Practice (3 credits)

In this course, students will be exposed to the various marketing strategies employed by physicians in private practice, with an emphasis on Internet and social media marketing. Topics include marketing for competitive advantage, direct marketing, website design, and practice branding.

►Medical Practice Management (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of all aspects of the medical practice. Topics include marketing, patient communication, customer service, specialty practices, financial management, and the roles of medical office personnel.

Engaging

The curriculum blends theory and application giving you an immediate competitive advantage.

Flexible

100% online. Log on and attend class at a time that is most convenient for you.

Affordable

$425 per credit hour. $5,300 per term. Financial and military aid available for those who qualify.