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Ultimate Medical Academy Educates Future Healthcare Professionals

At Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) we specialize in healthcare education in a supportive atmosphere that promotes student success. We educate future allied health professionals through our online classroom and at our campuses in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. Since 1994, UMA has educated thousands of students for careers in the healthcare industry.

If you have your high school diploma and aspire to manage a physician’s office, work with health information/data or perform medical billing and coding, UMA brings you the convenience of online learning and the flexibility of a 24/7 Internet classroom. We give you the tools to be a confident healthcare professional in a hospital, doctor’s office, insurance company or wherever your career takes you. Choose from a variety of associate degrees and diploma programs.

You will not find a more student-focus school as we surround you with support from admissions, financial aid, instructors, learner support and career services. Included with your tuition is comprehensive job skills training, practice interviewing, resume writing and job search assistance. UMA supports you through to graduation, then to your first job and beyond with alumni services.

You bring your goals and motivation to UMA, and we will provide you the education and the support to help make you a success! Even if you haven’t been serious about your career before, we can help boost your confidence and prepare you for a career in healthcare.

Send us your contact information today and an admissions advisor will contact you to discuss courses, tuition, books and the next start date!

Why UMA?

  • Flexible: Attend class 24/7 around your schedule
  • Short-term education: Programs range from 10 months to 2 years
  • Affordable: Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Job preparation: Resume writing, job interviewing and job search support
  • ABHES-accredited: An advantage upon graduation
  • Healthcare school: Our specialty keeps our focus on our curricula

Programs

Diploma – Medical Billing & Coding
Diploma – Medical Administrative Assistant
Diploma – Medical Office Billing Specialist
Diploma – Pharmacy Technician
A.S. – Medical Billing & Coding
A.S. – Health Sciences (Medical Administrative Assistant)
A.S. – Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician)
A.S. – Healthcare Management
A.S. – Healthcare Information Technology

Accreditation
Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. ABHES’ mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability. ABHES is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as both an institutional and specialized accreditor focusing on healthcare education and training.

Programs Available at Ultimate Medical Academy:

A.S. Healthcare Management - Associate

Ultimate Medical Academy’s online Associate of Science in Healthcare Management prepares you to perform an array of management duties in today’s modern healthcare environments. The healthcare industry is fast-paced and multifaceted, requiring strong leaders to ensure smooth business operations. Healthcare management professionals improve efficiency in healthcare facilities by managing personnel, finances, facility operations and patient admissions.

If you enjoy decision making, communication, training, planning and organizing, a career in healthcare management could be a great match for you. Professionals in this industry are intuitive, self-confident and innovative.

As a graduate of UMA’s program, you may consider entry-level positions as an office manager, practice administrator, program manager, medical records manager or various positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices or other types of healthcare organizations.

Program Highlights

At 66 semester credits, this associate degree can be completed in approximately 73 weeks. Online courses are five weeks in length, allowing you to graduate quickly with full-time study. Instructors, tutors, financial aid staff and your learner services advisor helps to keep you engaged and motivated. UMA takes pride in offering students comprehensive job skills training. We guide you in preparing your resume, practicing interview techniques, finding job openings and boosting your self-confidence. Even after graduation, we continue to support our alumni.

About UMA’s Courses

Our curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including healthcare computer information systems, interpersonal professional communications, medical terminology, medical practice management systems, accounting and payroll, business office operations, healthcare law and ethics, human resource management and leadership. Math, English, biology and sociology are also required to round out your associate degree education.

UMA’s curriculum also helps you prepare for the Certified Medical Manager-Academic (CMM-A) certification exam with the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).

We encourage you to apply to UMA and get started in a career in healthcare management today. Complete the form to learn more about tuition, course start dates and the support we provide you as a UMA student.



A.S. Medical Billing and Coding - Associate

Ultimate Medical Academy’s online Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding prepares graduates to understand the coding of healthcare services and how to process healthcare claims with insurance companies. A diagnosis code (ICD-9) and a procedure code (CPT) is assigned to patient care activities. A medical billing and coding professional understand codes and uses this knowledge to submit claims to insurance companies in order obtain payments for work performed by a healthcare provider. It is through these codes that practitioners are paid by insurance companies.

You may be interested in a career in medical billing and coding if you would like to work in an office, follow exact procedures, use a computer, manage interactions with healthcare providers and insurance companies and are confident in managing confidential information. If you can understand and memorize details, and are good with follow up and organization, medical billing and coding may be a career for you. Reading and doing research is also an important part of the job.

As a graduate of UMA’s program, you may consider entry-level positions as an office manager, medical billing specialist, medical coder, insurance claims analyst, assistant administrator, billing supervisor or other positions in hospitals, insurance companies, clinics or other healthcare facilities.

Program Highlights

At 63 semester credits, this associate degree program can be completed in approximately 74 weeks. Online courses are five weeks in length, allowing you, with full time study, to graduate quickly. Instructors, tutors, financial aid staff and your learner support representative helps keep you engaged and motivated. UMA takes pride in offering students comprehensive job skills training. We guide you in preparing your resume, practicing interviewing, finding job openings and boosting your self-confidence. Even after you graduate, we continue to offer alumni support.

About UMA’s Courses

Our curricula cover a range of subjects including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, surgical procedures, insurance claims, healthcare payers, procedure and diagnosis coding from medical records, reimbursement systems, facility billing, keyboarding, word processing and medical practice management. Math, English, biology and sociology are also required to round out your associate’s degree education. You also take a course in which you participate in practical simulations and where you prepare for the certification process.

UMA’s curriculum prepares you to sit for the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coding (AAPC).

We encourage you to apply and get started in a career in medical billing and coding. Complete the form to learn more about tuition, course start dates and all the support we provide you as a UMA student.



Health Sciences Associate (Pharm. Tech.) - Associate

Graduates of the Health Science A.S. will:

  • Earn an associate degree with an area of concentration.
  • Take general education courses in English, math, biology and social sciences.
  • Take elective courses in topics including accounting, computers, psychology, patient relations and more.
  • Prepare to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.
  • Have potential for greater earnings.
  • Have potential for increased employment opportunities.

The UMA Pharmacy Technician program offers a career-focused curriculum that can help you acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to support licensed pharmacists by assisting with counter dispensing operations and prescription preparation at retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. In approximately 14-22 months, you can learn how to:

  • Stock and inventory prescriptive and over-the-counter medications.
  • Maintain written or computerized patient medication records.
  • Count or pour medications into dispensing containers.
  • Manage the cash register and/or billing
  • Assemble a twenty-four hour supply of medication for each patient.
  • Re-package medications
  • Prepare commercially unavailable medications.
  • Deliver medications to patient rooms.
  • Establish and maintain patient profiles.
  • Prepare insurance claim forms.



Pharmacy Technician Diploma - Diploma

Write yourself a prescription to play an important role in today’s growing healthcare community.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 31 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. As cost-conscious insurers begin to use pharmacies as patient-care centers and pharmacists become more involved in patient care, pharmacy technicians will continue to see an expansion of their role in the pharmacy.*

Ultimate Medical Academy’s (UMA) Pharmacy Technician diploma program has been designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician through the study of theoretical and practical skills consistent with the pharmaceutical industry’s expectations of the technician position. The curriculum is also structured to prepare you for the PTCB certification exam. Source: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos325.htm

What You Can Learn

The UMA Pharmacy Technician diploma program offers a career-focused curriculum that, in approximately 10 months, can help you acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to support licensed pharmacists by assisting them with counter dispensing operations and prescription preparation at retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. You can learn how to:

  • Stock and inventory prescriptive and over-the-counter medications.
  • Maintain written or computerized patient medication records.
  • Count or pour medications into dispensing containers.
  • Manage the cash register/or billing
  • Assemble a 24-hour supply of medication for each patient.
  • Re-package medications
  • Prepare commercially unavailable medications.
  • Deliver medications to patient rooms.
  • Establish and maintain patient profiles.
  • Prepare insurance claim forms.


Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Ultimate Medical Academy Online

    Online learning offers convenience that you won’t find in traditional education. Our flexible web-based courses are designed to fit seamlessly into busy lives. You’ll use an advanced platform to interact with other students and experienced instructors in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

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