Ultimate Medical Academy

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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. – Health Sciences (Health & Technology Systems)
A.S. – Healthcare Management
A.S. – Healthcare Information Technology
A.S. – Health & Human Services

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. Healthcare Technology & Systems - Associate

    21st Century Technology Meets Healthcare:

    Dynamic and rewarding career options may be available to graduates

    Do you have an interest in technology? Would a job working in the growing healthcare industry be attractive to you? If computers, software and medical technology systems intrigue you, earning your online associate degree in Healthcare Technology & Systems may be the right opportunity.

    Computer and software systems are mission-critical to the success of healthcare organizations such as hospitals, insurers and doctor’s offices, all who focus on achieving successful patient outcomes. With government mandates and incentives such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, healthcare organizations are racing to implement electronic healthcare records systems (EHR), opening up opportunities for qualified personnel who are trained in maintaining, supporting and configuring such systems.

    Strong Job Growth in Technology & Healthcare Occupations
    Applicants to our technology program do not need to have prior experience with computer programming or troubleshooting – just basic computer usage and an interest in the healthcare field. UMA’s courses will prepare you for a career in healthcare technology so you can enter this high-demand field where more than 110,00 job openings are expected between 2012 and 2022, a 20% growth rate, higher than the national average for other occupations. Now is the right time to get trained on technology, and studying online offers you flexibility and convenience.

    After graduation, your healthcare technology and systems career could start with positions such as:

    • Computer Technician
    • EHR Specialist
    • Medical Software Technician

    Healthcare Technology & Systems graduates typically work in these types of environments/organizations:

    • Healthcare (hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, clinics)
    • Physician organizations (small or large doctor’s offices)
    • Software companies specializing in healthcare software

    Don’t want to devote years to school for a career in technology? You don’t have to.
    Even though you’ll have your education for a lifetime, our online Healthcare Technology & Systems degree only takes about 17 months* to finish. With UMA as your partner, you could be ready for potential career opportunities in healthcare within a year and a half.

    What does it take to earn this degree?
    You need to successfully complete 61 credit hours to finish our associate degree in Healthcare Technology & Systems – which means taking courses online in desktop support, health records management and many others.

    • Months to completion may vary based on individual factors.


    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.



    Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma - Diploma

    Ultimate Medical Academy’s online Medical Administrative Assistant diploma program prepares you to support the daily operations of a busy healthcare facility. Medical environments are fast-paced, and medical administrative assistants play a key role in keeping healthcare offices and processes running smoothly by updating medical records, processing critical claims and many other office-related functions.

    If working in an office environment and interacting with office personnel and patients sound like something you might enjoy, a career as a medical administrative assistant could be a great match for you. Medical administrative professionals are organized, detail-oriented and provide quality customer service.

    As a graduate of UMA’s program, you may consider entry-level positions as a medical secretary, medical office specialists, receptionist, medical office assistant or various positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics or other types of healthcare organizations.

    Program Highlights

    At 36 semester credits, this diploma program can be completed in approximately 41 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 medical administrative assisting, principles of management, information systems, medical law and ethics, accounting, medical practice management systems, medical terminology and transcription, medical coding and anatomy.

    UMA’s curriculum also helps you prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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



    Medical Office Billing Specialist Diploma - Diploma

    Ultimate Medical Academy’s online Medical Office and Billing Specialist diploma program prepares you to fulfill administrative duties in a healthcare office with a special focus on insurance, patient billing and healthcare claims. Medical office and billing specialists are responsible for greeting patients, setting appointment times, scheduling hospital admissions, managing medical records, billing, collections and other general medical office procedures. This program teaches you skill sets from our Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Administrative Assistant programs.

    If interacting with people and working in an office environment sound like something you might enjoy, a career as a medical office and billing specialist could be a good match for you. Medical office and billing professionals are organized, detail-oriented and provide quality customer service.

    As a graduate of UMA’s program, you may consider entry-level positions as a medical billing specialist, medical office and billing specialist, medical office secretary, medical office assistant or various positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, nursing homes or other types of healthcare organizations.

    Program Highlights

    At 38 semester credits, this diploma program can be completed in approximately 41 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 medical basics and healthcare claims, anatomy, medical terminology, computer systems and software applications for the medical office, medical administrative assisting, medical law and ethics, medical coding, pathophysiology and pharmacology.

    UMA’s curriculum also helps you prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialists (CBCS) certification exam with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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



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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