Online Associate Degree Programs in Healthcare

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Ross College Online: Associate Degree Programs

The very first Ross Medical Education Center ground campus opened back in 1976. Since that time, we at Ross have been striving to provide healthcare education to students that is high-quality and convenient. As we have continued to open campuses across the midwest and southern United States, we also recognized the importance of offering programs with the convenience and flexibility provided by online education. That’s why we began Ross College Online. Click a program below to find out more about becoming a part of the Ross story.

The total program length of the Health Administrative Services Associate of Applied Science Degree is 75 weeks. During the Health Administration Associate Degree program, students will have an opportunity to learn administrative duties required of Health Administrative professionals. Additionally students take courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, introductory biology, pathophysiology, and health assessment, introduction to pharmacology, medical law and ethics and patient education and workplace safety. Upon completion of the program, the student should be prepared to seek employment work in such healthcare settings as hospitals, private clinics, small and large multi-physician practices, outpatient care centers, managed care organizations, state and local community, public and home health agencies. In positions such as: Office Manager, Health Service Coordinator, Patient Representative, Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC), Patient Advocate, Admissions Coordinator, Patient Access Specialist, Service Coordinator.
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During the 75 week Human, Social, and Health Services Associate of Applied Science degree program, students will be instructed on: An overview of the community health services offered by state and local government agencies, foundational knowledge of health assessment in medical practices servicing the general public, fundamental knowledge of computer hardware and software utilized in a medical or public services environment and an appreciation for studies of the arts, sciences and humanities for development of a more learned professional as manifest in communication and behavior. Upon completion of the program, the student should be prepared to work in entry-level positions in healthcare settings as hospitals, private clinics, small and large multi-physician practices, outpatient care centers, managed care organizations, state and local community, public and home health agencies, and work in positions such as: Patient Representative, Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC), Patient Advocate, Admissions Coordinator, Patient Access Specialist, Service Coordinator.
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The total program length of the Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science Degree is 75 weeks. During the Medical Office Management Associate of Applied Science degree program, students engages students in learning activities with the desired results being the development of such practical skills and underpinning knowledge for successful entry-level performance in the allied health industry. Additionally students will have an opportunity to learn the fashioning and management of electronic medical records, computer skills to best utilize current medical office automation/software related to client data management, routine medical office procedures, insurance billing filing and reimbursement procedures, with accurate completion of medical insurance claim forms including evaluating and determining the most appropriate and required coding for maximum reimbursement. Upon completion of the program, the student should be prepared to seek employment work in such healthcare settings in profession entry-level positions such as: Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Billing Clerk, Billing Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Patient Services Representative, Hospital Admissions Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Office Coordinator, Administrative Specialist, Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager and Patient Services Supervisor.
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The 75 week Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree program engages students in learning activities with the desired results being the development for successful entry-level performance in the profession utilizing such practical skills and underpinning knowledge as financial recordkeeping skills that include accounts receivable and payable, administrative office skills that include fashioning and management of electronic medical records, word processing and computer skills to best utilize current medical office automation /software related to client data management and insurance billing filing and reimbursement procedures; and, other routine medical office procedures.Graduates of the Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree program will be prepared to seek entry-level employment in a variety of healthcare settings, including, but not limited to: physician’s offices, multispecialty clinics, surgery centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health care agencies in positions such as: Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Billing Clerk, Billing Specialist, Patient Account Representative, Patient Services Representative, Hospital Admissions Clerk, Medical Records Clerk and Office Manager.
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The Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree-completion program is designed for students who have already completed a medical assistant diploma/certificate program and are looking to further develop their skills in a variety of areas, such as communication, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and biology. You will take a clinical track, in which you’ll study emergency response, health assessment, and pathophysiology.
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Something else that’s important to know about being a student at Ross is that financial aid options are available for those that qualify. The financial aid you may be eligible for could come in the form of student loans, grants, or a combination of both. There are a variety of opportunities that you may qualify for to help you pay for your education whether they are student loans, which you repay over time after graduation, or a grant, which doesn’t need to be repaid. Schedule an appointment to find out more about Ross College Online and the financial aid options available to you.

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