Health Care Compliance and Regulations, BS

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— Ethical and legal excellence

Fraud and abuse have no business in health care. They create inefficiencies, increase costs, and can even endanger the lives of patients. The industry needs trained graduates who are prepared to lead organizations in complying with the latest laws and regulations. The Health Care Compliance and Regulations degree prepares you to develop and maintain compliance plans and to oversee compliance with standards and regulations that protect patients and staff and assure privacy and security of personal information. Courses focus on professional “best practices” from the business, regulatory, ethics, engineering and medical industries to prepare students for careers as certified health care compliance professionals in a variety of health-focused agencies. This program is ideal for anyone interested the ethical, regulatory, and business sides of the health care industry.

Key program areas of emphasis
  • Accreditation standards, auditing and policies.
  • Current billing and coding procedures.
  • Understanding current federal compliance regulations.

The BS program in health care compliance and regulations is the first undergraduate degree program in the U.S. dedicated to the education and training of compliance specialists in the health care environment. This program offers students the opportunity to learn best practices from business, regulatory, ethics and the medical industry to channel into a career in health care compliance.

This program is ideal for anyone interested the ethical, regulatory and business sides of the health care industry. Program areas of emphasis:

  • accreditation standards, auditing and policies
  • analyzing data for investigations and decision making
  • data privacy and security
  • getting to root cause and collaborating on solutions
  • project participation and management
  • revenue cycle including current billing and coding procedures
  • understanding compliance policies, laws and regulations

Program Offered

Health Care Compliance and Regulations, BS

Offered by
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Downtown, West, Online

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Career Outlook

Graduates may be employed as:

  • compliance analyst
  • compliance leads/trainers for health care operations (revenue, clinical care, research, education)
  • health care or hospital compliance analyst or specialist
  • health care or hospital regulatory affairs analyst or specialist
  • HIPAA privacy compliance analyst or specialist
  • internal auditor, claims auditor, audit response lead
  • Medicare/Medicaid compliance analyst or specialist
  • special investigation unit analyst or specialist
  • regulatory compliance specialist

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Auditors 10%$69,350
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 9.6%$69,520
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 11.7%$37,220
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8.1%$71,780
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10.1%$49,960
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Risk Management Specialists 9.6%$69,520

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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