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Health Care Administration Certificate

5- and 10- week blocks
On-Campus or Online
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10% partner discount

Why should I get this certificate?

Build expertise in health care—fast

Today’s dynamic and evolving health care industry challenges leaders, administrators, and managers to serve on the cutting edge of health policy development and strategic revenue planning—all while creating purposeful quality patient care initiatives.

This certificate provides the most current health care expertise in vital areas such as regulatory standards, population health measures, and health insurance applications. You'll also build a resourceful network of peers by sharing research-based critical analysis and engaging in lively classroom and online interactions.  

Upskill your capabilities

  • Certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials in the U.S. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • 42% of certificate students gained more responsibilities, earned a promotion, or changed careers while pursing the credential (Harvard Extension School)
  • The number of people with a post-baccalaureate certificate has increased over 50% since 2005 (Forbes)

What are the required courses?

Graduate certificates require 12-13 credit hours (four courses) and can be applied toward an MBA or MSL.

This course provides advanced study of health insurance principles and terminology as well as types of insurance, such as Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, exchanges, and others. Students gain navigational skills as they explore coverage decisions, workers' compensation, filing claims, and administrative activities.

This course focuses on the unique financial issues and problems in a not-for-profit health care setting. Students will understand the impact of government in the financing of health care and health care facilities. General financial and economic principles will be viewed in light in this type of environment. 

Students will examine clinical informatics models, electronic-based patient records, health information technology standards (HIT), health information exchange (HIE), clinical decision support systems, and evaluation of technology that influences health care delivery models, practices, and patient outcomes.

This course provides an overview of federal, state and other regulatory agencies' policies for health care facilities. Areas covered include labor issues, liability, licensure requirements, environmental management, policy, and procedure writing. Agencies covered include JCAHO, NCQA, Medicaid, and Medicare.

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and additional benefits for employees of our partner organizations.

Whether you're pursuing a degree or a certificate, our 10% tuition discount for corporate partners' employees will help you advance your education and career goals—while keeping the cost manageable.

Learn more about:

  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request official transcripts from all schools previously attended. Mail to:

    Graduate Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
  3. Some programs require letters of recommendation and other materials. Please see program-specific requirements on our Admissions page.

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