Health Services Management Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Health Services Management at Lake-Sumter State College prepares students for employment as health services managers in a variety of settings, once they gain experience working in healthcare services. Healthcare is America’s fastest growing service industry. Graduates of this program will have numerous employment opportunities leading to promotional opportunities in management positions such as medical practice manager or supervisor of a revenue-cycle related department in a hospital or other health facility. The program emphasizes communication skills, leadership skills, principles of management in health settings, computer and e-health skills, health revenue cycle management, healthcare delivery systems; medical ethics, compliance, health sciences, safety, and employability skills.

Graduates are eligible to take the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) Certified Medical Manager, Academic Status (CMM-A) exam and if they pass, will be full CMM’s after obtaining two years of medical office experience. Graduates will also be able to take the Health Information Management Systems’ Society (HIMSS) Certified Associate in Health Information Management and Systems (CAHIMS) qualifying exam. 

This following college credit certificates are upward compatible with the Health Services Management A.S. degree:
Medical Information Coder/Biller (33 of 37 credits apply)
Medical Office Management (34 of 34 credits apply)

 

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

ENC 1101College Composition I

3 Credits

BSC 2085CHuman Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab

4 Credits

See Choices Select from Area II: Humanities

3 Credits

ECO 2013Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics

3 Credits

See Choices Select from Area IV: Mathematics

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Introductory Courses

CGS 1100Business Computer Applications

3 Credits

HSA 1100Healthcare Delivery Systems

3 Credits

HSC 1531Medical Terminology

3 Credits

HIM 1273Medical Insurance & Coding I

3 Credits

HIM 1433Concepts of Disease

3 Credits

HSA 1102Issues and Trends in Health Care

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Intermediate Courses

BSC 2086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

4 Credits

GEB 2214Business Communications

3 Credits

HIM 1211Basic Health Information Technology

3 Credits

HIM 2012Medicolegal Aspects of Records

3 Credits

HIM 2253CPT-4 Coding & Reimbursement

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Advanced Courses

HIM 2410ICD Coding 1

3 Credits

HIM 2214Healthcare Statistics

3 Credits

HIM 2810PPE: Revenue Cycle Functions

1 Credit

HSA 2182Health Services Management Concepts

3 Credits

HSA 2940Internship: Health Services Management

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 60

When beginning this program, students should make an appointment for advising with the program manager.

Only required courses for an LSSC degree or qualifying certificate program are eligible for federal financial aid.  Verify course choices and avoid charges by making an appointment with an academic advisor.

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all program courses in order to qualify for graduation.

For information about career options, visit www.lssc.edu/careers.

Students must complete 25% of each program's total credit hours at LSSC.

Academic Advising

Leesburg Campus

352-365-3574

South Lake Campus

352-243-5722

Sumter Center

352-568-0001

Career Development Services

Careers@lssc.edu

352-323-3603

Program Contact Information

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