Healthcare Administration Specialist


The Healthcare Administration Specialist course provides students the technical skills and knowledge required to achieve entry-level competencies and perform 68G Patient Administration/ 4A031 Health Services Management Apprentice duties at fixed medical treatment facilities and field environments. The Healthcare Administration Specialist course provides a basic knowledge of healthcare finance, patient movement, patient privacy, medical records, patient safety, admission and disposition procedures, automated healthcare information systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical readiness, line of duty determination and medical evaluation board procedures.

 US Air Force
AFSC: Health Services Management Apprentice
Course Length: 272 hours
Iterations per year: 12

 US Army
MOS: Patient Administration Specialist
Course Length: 280 hours
Iterations per year: 10

 US Navy

School Code 083

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The Healthcare Administration Specialist course provides formal training at METC.

This course is a consolidated course with two military services that will prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform allied healthcare patient administration duties at fixed and deployable medical treatment facilities (MTF).

Training will focus on: healthcare entitlements and benefits, admission and disposition procedures, medical records, automated healthcare information systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, Line of Duty determinations, and Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES). Additional training is provided to safeguard patient privacy, ensure security of personal medical information IAW the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the management and monitoring of global patient movement utilizing the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) Regulating and Command & Control Evacuation System (TRAC2ES).

The instructional design of this course courses is group-lock step. Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: lecture, demonstration, online materials, simulations, laboratory practice, and practical exercises. Quality control and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the course.

Accreditation Information:

Graduates from this course receive college credits from the Community College of the Air Force.​

Credentialing Information:

Program Director (210) 808-2717
U.S. Army Service Lead (210) 808-2716
U.S. Air force Service Lead  (210) 808-2711
Instructor Supervisor (210) 808-2088
DSN Prefix 420
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