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.

Program Offered

Health Care Compliance and Regulations, BS

Offered by
College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Downtown, West

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Career Outlook

Graduates may be employed as:

  • compliance analysts
  • ethics and compliance officer
  • health care or hospital compliance officer
  • health care or hospital compliance specialist
  • health care or hospital regulatory affairs specialists
  • health privacy officers
  • HIPAA compliance specialists
  • integrity officers
  • internal auditor
  • medicare compliance analyst
  • medicare compliance specialists
  • privacy analyst
  • regulatory compliance specialists

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
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other11.7%$34,620
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 4%$69,210
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 9.1%$48,120
Medical and Health Services Managers 16.9%$92,810
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060

* 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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