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Online Healthcare Compliance Certification Training

Kick your expertise up a notch with our online Healthcare Compliance certification training program that increases your value as healthcare management professional. Bachelor’s degree-holders are eligible to enroll in this graduate certificate program and complete it in as few as eight months. Upon graduation, you will have been versed in the major areas of healthcare compliance to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO™ exam.

This five-course online program is flexible and self-paced, making it ideal for busy, working professionals who want to specialize in healthcare laws and regulations. Everything you need to succeed is included with your tuition – from course materials to the cost of your professional certification exam.

Certification Training and Exam Package

The Madison School of Healthcare online compliance certification training program prepares you to take the AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO™ exam. Tuition for the Graduate Certificate program covers all costs, including the exam fees which will be proctored by an AAPC-designated professional in your area (a $380 value).


MH600 - Orientation  

This non-credit orientation is a foundation-building experience that introduces and refreshes the skills necessary for success in your Graduate Certificate Program. You'll learn how to navigate ProQuest, Ashworth College's online library, and review the distinguishing characteristics of academic journals and other publications. Internet research skills are polished enabling you to identify credible and unbiased Web sites for your research. Emphasis is placed on submission requirements, project structures, and writing formats used throughout your coursework, and APA writing style. The final portion of this course provides you the opportunity to research and explore the various career fields in the world of Health Care Administration.
Credit Hours: non-credit

MH621 - HIPAA Compliance  

Presents an overview of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and details the compliance tasks, training, and technology needed to implement privacy and security policies. It covers the most recent regulations and standards, implementation cost considerations, covered entity issues, and guidelines for creating a HIPAA-compliant infrastructure. Special attention is paid to recent updates in HIPAA regulations, including the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule.
Credit Hours: 3

MH651 - Ethics in Health Care  

This course is designed to examine the issues involved in ethical decision making within the medical community. Various historical ethical theories are examined and critical thinking methodologies are applied to ethical case studies throughout the course. Current ethical debates surrounding health care issues are evaluated in light of the student's critical thinking about ethical theory.
Credit Hours: 3

MH622 - Healthcare Compliance 1  

Provides an overview of the laws and regulations with which all healthcare organizations must comply. Course topics include the False Claims Act; fraud and abuse; antitrust; federal income tax; HIPAA and HITECH; Safe Harbors; Advisory Opinions; Special Fraud Alerts; corporate integrity agreements; compliance officer roles, responsibilities, and qualifications; internal investigations; repayments and disclosures; compliance training and education; and auditing and monitoring.
Credit Hours: 3

MH623 - Healthcare Compliance 2  

This course provides an overview of the laws and regulations with which all healthcare organizations must comply. Course topics include compliance risks and requirements for hospitals, physician practices, nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, hospices, home health agencies, clinical laboratories, ambulance providers and suppliers, third-party billing companies, Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs), pharmaceutical manufacturers, durable medical suppliers, and research facilities.
Credit Hours: 3

Program Details

Our online Healthcare Compliance certification training program educates healthcare professionals on the laws and guidelines that regulate their industry. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO™ exam. The cost of the proctored exam is included with program tuition.

Your Healthcare Compliance Course Includes:

  • AAPC Certified Professional Compliance Officer – CPCO™ exam (a $380 value)
  • A one-year AAPC membership (a $160 value)
  • Ebooks and comprehensive online resources
  • Online course materials and assessments
  • Opportunity to participate in our live graduation ceremony

It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.

— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate


Costly tuition doesn’t have to keep you from continuing your education. Madison School of Healthcare tuition is made to be affordable and flexible. In addition, the tuition for the Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate includes the cost of your professional certification exam.

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Career Outlook

Healthcare is a dynamic field with exciting opportunities for professional success in management, administration, consulting, and more. Online education in compliance prepares you for future success as the industry grows and regulations evolve. Becoming an AAPC CPCO™, demonstrates your expertise in compliance reviews, audits, risk assessment, staff training, and more. Use it to increase your value as a manager or to move toward a specialized position like compliance officer, auditor, or consultant.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that medical and health service manager jobs will grow 20% through 2026.(


How do I know this online Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate training is right for me?

Earning a Graduate Certificate in a complex area like Healthcare Compliance makes sense if you are ready to develop advanced-level knowledge for a highly sought-after career. The convenience of home study means you can continue working while learning. Your Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance will be an important asset that sets the stage for potential leadership roles, making it very worthwhile.

Will I get career guidance with my Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate training?

Yes! As a division of Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare provides career assistance to all students and graduates through the Ashworth College Central Network. As soon as you enroll you'll have access to a toolkit that features guided resume-building assistance and more!

Must I complete the Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate training within a certain period of time?

The expected completion time to earn your graduate certificate is about eight months, but you can take up to 16 months to complete your studies and earn your Graduate Certificate.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Step toward a career in healthcare compliance with the Madison School of Healthcare! Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Certification exam prerequisites vary. Click here to check with AAPC for their requirements. Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (February 15, 2016).