SJVC’s Administrative Health Care Management program provides in-depth training for the front office position of a busy medical practice or facility. Hands-on experience and classroom instruction include the study of office management, patient record-keeping, bookkeeping and accounting, and professional communication.
* Medical insurance principles
* Computer skills & concepts
* Microsoft® Office software
* Medical law & ethics
* Human relations
* Medical terminology
* General psychology
* Health care management
* Medical office billing & records software
* HIPAA regulations
The privacy of patient files and medical insurance billing and coding makes it necessary for physicians and medical facilities to rely upon and have complete confidence in the abilities of those who manage their practices. This has propelled health care management to an in-demand position.
Well-trained health care management professionals are in demand by busy medical and dental offices, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, billing offices, insurance companies and medical supply distributors. You can expect to qualify for roles such as:
* Front Office Medical Assistant
* Customer Service Representative
* Billing or Insurance Clerk
* Medical Coder
* Medical Secretary
Our Administrative Health Care Management program is available at our Rancho Cordova, Modesto, Hanford, Hesperia, and Rancho Cucamonga campuses. With locations throughout California offering morning, afternoon, and evening courses, it is easy to find a location and a class time which fits into your schedule. Also, for added convenience, the courses are available online. This means that if you are unable to attend the classes offered at our campuses across California, you can still further your education while continuing to work.
Depending on campus and program, graduates earn an Associate of Science degree or Certificate, are student members of the Academy of Professional Coders and are eligible for certification as a Medical Records Coder after one year of practice in the field.
Graduates are eligible to take several national certification and credentialing examinations including the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) exam. Graduates also earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), AHA-Adult & Infant CPR, and First Aid Certification. These certifications are very important to have if you're looking to become involved in the field of health care.