Compliance with federal and state regulations has become a major focus for all areas of the health care industry-from patient referrals to billing and documentation. As federal and state governments place more emphasis on investigating and prosecuting health care fraud and other types of non-compliance, the demand for health care managers and attorneys knowledgeable in these issues has never been greater.
Quinnipiac University, through a program jointly developed by its School of Business and its School of Law, is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) to offer the first university-based program in the country to train health care compliance officers. Recognizing the importance of compliance officers in all areas of the health care industry and the need to raise the level of professionalism of such officers, the two schools are committed to jointly offer this six-course certificate program in health care compliance.
Our Health Care Compliance Certificate program provides qualified students with a sound academic foundation and the skills necessary to successfully implement the administrative and management principles required to function as competent and knowledgeable health care compliance professionals.
Health Care Compliance Certificate program courses cover the following areas:
- Principles and specifics of health care compliance
- Principles of general management
- Legal aspects of health care compliance
- Principles of financial management and auditing
Graduate courses in both the School of Business and the School of Law comprise the six-course certificate program of study. Students without a background in law will be required to complete HM 668, Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery, as a prerequisite for the other law courses in the program. Most students admitted to the Health Care Compliance Certificate program enroll as part-time students.
After satisfactory completion of the coursework, Quinnipiac will award a Health Care Compliance Certificate. The certificate will qualify students to take the HCCA national certifying examination.
*This program is also available in an on-ground format through the School of Business and Engineering: Health Care Compliance Certificate.
The Quinnipiac Advantage
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a voluntary international accreditation earned by only 5 percent of the business schools in the world. In 2014, Quinnipiac's online graduate business programs were ranked #9 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in the Best Online Graduate Business Programs category. In addition, The Princeton Review ranks Quinnipiac's School of Business as an outstanding school in its 2014 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 295 Business Schools."