University of Phoenix

AA in Health Care Administration - Medical Records

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Records program is designed for students interested in learning about medical record keeping. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Records program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Health Care Administration/Medical Records

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this undergraduate degree program must have a high school diploma or GED.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Records program have the opportunity to learn about medical terminology and the processing of medical claims. They also have the opportunity to use simulation software that demonstrates some of the different processes used in medical records management. In addition to taking health care administration and medical records classes, students have the opportunity to broaden their base of knowledge through general education classes. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Record is offered on two tracks: Track A is for students who have earned 24 or more transfer credits; Track B is for students who have earned fewer than 24 credits.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The Health Care Administration/Medical Records concentration consists of 18 credits. Students also complete up to 42 hours of general education credits; this number may vary depending on total number of transfer credits earned.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Health Care Administration/Medical Records.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Records:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Health care administration/medical records courses

  • HCA 220: The Language of Health Care (3 credits)
  • HCA 240: Health and Diseases: Understanding the Pathos of Pathology (3 credits)
  • HCR 210: Patient Records: Keeping it Real (3 credits)
  • HCR 220: Claims Preparation I: Clean Bills of Health (3 credits)
  • HCR 230: Claims Preparation II: Footing the Bills (3 credits)
  • HCR 240: Computerizing Medical Data: The Paper Chase Goes Techno (3 credits)

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration/Medical Records program who are interested in becoming medical billers or coders may choose to seek certification or other credentials. Credentialing is available from several different organizations and may be required by some employers.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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