Health Care Compliance and Regulations, BS

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— Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Excellence

Fraud and abuse have no business in health care. These often significant risks raise costs, undermine a health care organization’s ability to reach organizational objectives and may even endanger the lives of patients. The Health Care Compliance and Regulations degree prepares students to develop and maintain compliance plans and to oversee compliance with standards and regulations that protect the patients, staff and organizations. 

The program is designed to help students prepare for careers as certified health care compliance professionals in a wide variety of health-focused entities such as providers, regulatory agencies, insurers and vendors.  With a mix of professional "best practices" from engaged external industry advisors and faculty experienced in compliance, students will learn to apply the effective Compliance Program guidance, provided by the U.S. Health and Human Service Office of Inspector General, as well as other regulatory guidance. 

The Edson College Health Care Compliance and Regulations program is the first certified undergraduate degree program in the world accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB®)Learn more about how this prestigious accreditation can benefit students.

Key program areas of emphasis
  • Ethical decision making, project management, training, policy writing and leadership presentations
  • Validate & monitor compliance with laws, regulations and accreditation standards by developing and implementing an effectively built and maintained Compliance Program
  • Identify risks and assess the ability to comply using tailored risk assessments, audits and monitoring practices
  • Actively manage reporting, investigations and corrective actions for improvement

When it comes to health care, details matter. Patients need experts who can ensure every step of their care is safe and ethical. In the nation's first accredited compliance and regulations undergraduate program, you will learn to identify and mitigate risky health care practices while promoting a regulatory-compliant environment.

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The BS in health care compliance and regulations is a full undergraduate degree program dedicated to the training of compliance specialists and the first to be accredited by the Compliance Certification Board®. https://www.corporatecompliance.org/certification

Students are offered the opportunity to learn best practices from a broad array of industry experts (providers, regulatory agencies, government payers, and others) within the medical industry, giving graduates options from which to channel their career in health care compliance.

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

  • industry standards for accreditation and auditing
  • data privacy, security, and analysis concepts
  • revenue cycles, including current billing and coding procedures
  • local and federal compliance policies, laws and regulations

At A Glance

Health Care Compliance and Regulations, BS

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Career outlook

Graduates may be employed as:

  • compliance analysts or specialists
  • compliance leads or trainers for health care operations (revenue, clinical care, research, education)
  • health care regulatory affairs analysts or specialists
  • HIPAA privacy compliance analysts or specialists
  • internal auditors, claims auditors or audit response leads
  • Medicare and Medicaid compliance analysts or specialists
  • special investigation unit analysts or specialists
  • patient safety survey specialists
  • regulatory compliance specialists

Career titles and salaries listed below are not necessarily entry level and take into consideration years of experience, geographical locations, and advanced degrees or certifications.

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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