Medical Staff Services Management Online Associate Degree
The Medical Staff Services Management online associate degree prepares students to serve as an essential member of the healthcare team by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to perform the credentialing procedures that document education, licensure, experience, and continuing education requirements for physicians, allied health, and other practitioners.
Graduates of this program with experience as medical services professionals may choose to seek the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) certification.
Graduates of the program will:
- Perform initial credentialing, reappointment, and delineation of privileges processes.
- Maintain compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards applicable to medical staff services.
- Coordinate processes related to medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules and regulations.
Course Listing (90 Credits)
HA3010D Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery
HA3110D Quality Improvement and Risk Management
HT2250D Medical Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals
ME1140 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
ME1184D Medical Staff Services Management I
ME2185D Medical Staff Services Management II
ME2186D Medical Staff Services Management III
ME2515 Introduction to Pathophysiology
ME3330D Medical Staff Services Management Externship OR
ME3332D Medical Staff Services Management Project
Students with documented MSSM employment experience may choose one course from the list of recommended courses below (with associate dean approval) to replace ME3330D or ME3332D in order to further develop their administrative and leadership skills:
HA3220D Health Information Systems
HA4070D Regulatory Environment in Health Care
MT3250 Organizational Behavior
MT1050 Introduction to Business
EN1150 Composition I
EN1300 Composition II
EN2100 Speech OR
EN2150 Interpersonal Professional Communication
SC1221 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
MA2000 Quantitative Reasoning
HU Humanities Elective
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203 Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
CS2086 Career Path Planning
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.