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Healthcare Management Technology

Putting medical files in orderHealthcare is a constantly changing field, especially when dealing with insurance reimbursement, managed care, fee schedules, patient expectations, and governmental changes. There is a tremendous need for people trained in this specialty! Most graduates are eligible for supervisory or management positions within a few years after gaining experience. Healthcare Management Technology (HMT) prepares you to work in or manage these dynamic business office responsibilities and new reimbursement methods. Healthcare Management is a career choice with exciting challenges, teaching graduates how to increase profitability, code and  process insurance, and provide excellent customer (patient) service.

Positions for Graduates:

  • Patient Check-in and Check-out personnel
  • Financial Eligibility Specialists
  • Admissions/Registration Coordinators
  • Managed Care Tracking Specialists
  • Insurance Technicians/Claims Processing
  • Collections and Insurance Follow-up
  • Business Office Manager or Supervisor

Places of Employment:

  • Physician offices
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Healthcare computer companies
  • Managed Care Alliances
  • Management Service Organizations (MSO's)
  • Insurance companies
  • Similar settings in a management capacity
  • Independent consultant

Healthcare Management Core and Elective Courses 
MED 114 - Professional Interaction in Health Care
MED 121 - Medical Terminology I
MED 122 - Medical Terminology II
HMT 110 - Introduction to Healthcare Management
HMT 210 - Medical Insurance
HMT 211 - Long-Term Care Administration
HMT 212 - Management of Healthcare Organizations
HMT 220 - Healthcare Financial Management 

HMT 225 - Practice Management Simulation

OST 149 - Medical Legal Issues

OST 247 - Procedure Coding
OST 248 - Diagnostic Coding
ACC 120 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 121 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

Certificates Offered:
Insurance Certificate Program
Healthcare Receptionist Program
Healthcare Management Certificate Program

Professional Organizations
» Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA)
» North Carolina Medical Group Managers (NCMGM)
» Western Piedmont Medical Professionals (WPMP)
» North Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association (NCHFMA)


» Suggested Program Sequence (PDF)

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Updated 11.13.2014: Healthcare Management