NORCROSS, Ga. - Enrollment opens today for a new continuing education program at Ashworth College. The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance program is designed for working healthcare professionals who hold a bachelor-level degree and wish to further their educations through a cost-effective, flexible, and self-paced college program.
The single-semester, online graduate certificate includes five courses which broaden understanding of healthcare ethics and develop expertise in healthcare compliance history; laws and regulations; compliance program guidance for hospitals, practices, labs, and third-party billing companies; risk areas; fraud and abuse; investigations and audits; continuing education; and training. Upon completion of their courses, Healthcare Compliance program graduates will be prepared to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™ exam. The cost of the proctored exam and one retake are included with program tuition (a $380 value). Graduates also receive a complementary one-year membership to AAPC and its network of more than 175,000 industry professionals (a $160 value).
“This Healthcare Compliance program gives ambitious professionals the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge that will ultimately save their employers time and money, and protect their patients,” said Catherine Greenberg, director of the Madison School of Healthcare, a division of Ashworth College. “I’m glad we’re offering a well-planned curriculum like this. Affordable, self-paced study focused on a topic like compliance can make all the difference for a working professional who wants to get ahead.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the $3-trillion per year healthcare industry trended up by approximately 25,000 per month over past year1, making it a popular career path for skilled workers and professionals as well as medical practitioners. Certification in Healthcare Compliance expands a professional’s opportunities in healthcare management or for specialization as a healthcare compliance officer, auditor, or consultant to name a few.
For more information about the Ashworth College Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance online program, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/graduate-certificates/healthcare-compliance/.
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In a 2016 survey by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 95 percent of graduates said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu.
Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
1Current Employment Statistics Highlights, March 2018. Survey Results. Prepared by Staff of the National Estimates Branch, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf.