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WHAT CAN YOU DO
WITH A MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING DEGREE?

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With the thousands of diagnostic codes that medical billers and coders have to understand, it's important to receive medical billing and coding training. As a student at UMA, you can earn your diploma online in Medical Billing and Coding in as little as 10 months*.

At UMA, course offerings include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Claims Processing
  • Procedural and Diagnosis Coding Procedures

You will receive preparation to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Some students will continue their studies at UMA by working towards their associate of science degree in Medical Billing and Coding upon completion
of their diploma. This program can also be completed online
at UMA in as little as 8 additional months
(18 months total for the diploma and
associate degree).

WHAT CAN YOU DO
WITH A MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING DEGREE?

Pharmacy Technicians must be proficient in assisting the pharmacist in medication dispensing operations and prescription preparation. Ultimate Medical Academy's Pharmacy Technician Diploma program can be completed in as few as 10 months* and includes a hands-on externship.

  • You can learn the technical skills to:
  • Dispense medication
  • Maintain written and computerized patient medication records
  • Billing and insurance processes
  • Maintain patient profiles

As a graduate of this program, you will receive course preparation to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

 
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING DEGREE?

With the thousands of diagnostic codes that medical billers and coders have to understand, it's important to receive medical billing and coding training. As a student at UMA, you can earn your diploma online in Medical Billing and Coding in as little as 10 months*.

At UMA, course offerings include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Claims Processing
  • Procedural and Diagnosis Coding Procedures

You will receive preparation to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Some students will continue their studies at UMA by working towards their associate of science degree in Medical Billing and Coding upon completion of their diploma. This program can also be completed online at UMA in as little as 8 additional months (18 months total for the diploma and associate degree).

 
WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS DOES UMA OFFER?

Health and Human Services

Are you driven by making a direct impact on the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities? If a career in the growing healthcare industry is attractive and you find it rewarding helping others navigate social issues, an online associate degree in Health and Human Services may be for you.  In human services, you have an opportunity to help people navigate the challenges of life, raise awareness of community health issues, and contribute to various government programs. 

Students who pursue this program typically enjoy working with people and helping solve real social issues as well as have an interest in healthcare beyond clinical (diagnostics, labs). Ultimate Medical Academy’s (UMA) online Health and Human Services degree can be completed in as few as 17 months*.

UMA’s curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Interpersonal Professional Communications
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Public and Community Health
  • Medical Terminology
  • Social Welfare

Graduates with a degree in Health and Human Services may start careers in:

  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Youth Program Coordinator
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Social Services Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Elder Care Advocate
  • Outreach Specialist

Health Information Technology

Health information technicians play a key role in preparing, analyzing and maintaining health records and are considered experts in assuring the privacy and security of health data. Through practical approaches and professional domains, students acquire essential entry-level competencies to support the principles and management of health information and technologies. Ultimate Medical Academy's Associate of Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) online associate degree program can be completed in as little at 18 months*.

UMA's  curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Healthcare computer information systems
  • Medical terminology
  • Interpersonal professional communications
  • Health information management
  • Disease and procedural coding
  • Medical laws and ethics
  • Accounting
  • Healthcare reimbursement

Healthcare Management

Ultimate Medical Academy's Associate of Science in Healthcare Management (HCM) degree program prepares you to perform an array of management duties in today's healthcare environments in as little as 18 months*.

UMA’s HCM curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Healthcare computer information systems, software and applications
  • Professional communication in an office setting
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical practice management systems
  • Accounting and payroll
  • Business office operations
  • Healthcare laws and ethics
  • Human resource management (HRM) and leadership

Students who pursue a degree in this area may begin their career in entry-level positions such as application support specialists, health information technicians, medical records technicians, or software support specialists.​

Healthcare Technology & Systems

If computers, software and medical technology systems intrigue you, earning your online associate degree in Healthcare Technology & Systems may be the right opportunity. 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.

Ultimate Medical Academy’s (UMA) Health Sciences Healthcare Technology & Systems Associate of Science program provides students with an overview of concepts and issues related to the management and security of electronic medical and health records in as little as 17 months*.

UMA’s curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Desktop Support
  • Health Records Management
  • Medical Terminology
  • General Biology

Graduates in this area may begin their career in entry-level positions such as:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • EHR Specialist
  • Electronic Data Processing Auditor (EDP Auditor)
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist)
  • Medical Software Technician

Medical Aministrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistants have a firsthand opportunity to assist in making a difference in the quality of patients’ lives within an office setting. You can earn your diploma online at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) as a Medical Administrative Assistant in as little as 10 months*.

You will acquire the skills necessary to perform administrative duties including:

  • Medical transcription
  • Medical billing
  • Medical collections
  • General medical office procedures

With UMA, you will receive preparation to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) examination offered through
the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Medical Office and Billing Specialist

Ultimate Medical Academy's Medical Office and Billing Specialist diploma program prepares students to perform front office medical administrative procedures with an emphasis placed on insurance and patient billing functions as well as the processing of healthcare claims. In as few as 10-months* of training, you can learn to:

  • Understand medical terminology and software applications
  • Manage medical records
  • Apply practical skills in handling patient encounters
  • Entry-level medical coding for billing specialists
  • Develop general medical office procedures

You will receive course preparation to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) examination offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).     

 

WHY CHOOSE UMA?

100% Health Care
Because healthcare is all we do, we are able to focus all institutional resources on providing a practical and focused curriculum designed to provide you with the training you need to prepare for a successful career in healthcare. 
ABHES Accredited
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.
Student Support

At Ultimate Medical Academy, our staff is focused on one thing – student success. Our partnership with you starts today.  Each step along your academic plan, you’ll have a community of support, from faculty and classmates, academic advisors, career coaches and more. Help is as close as a click or call. Your support staff will include members from the following teams:

  • New Student Advisors
  • Classroom Support Specialists
  • Student Finance Advisors
  • Learner Services Advisors
  • Academic Coaches
  • Career Services Advisors
Accreditations: National Healthcareer Association, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, APSCU, FAPSC
Accreditations: National Healthcareer Association, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, APSCU, FAPSC

1According to The United States Department of Labor.

*Actual completion time may vary if a student takes any leaves of absence, receives transfer credit from previous institutions or repeats coursework.

Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and awards healthcare diplomas such as medical billing and coding, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, nursing assistant and dental assistant with expanded functions. Ultimate Medical Academy campus locations are in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida. For information on student graduation rates, retention and placement rates, and student financial obligations please visit www.UltimateMedical.edu/consumerinfo.
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