Ultimate Medical Academy Online
Need a better job? Looking for an industry that offers security and growth potential? With career-focused training from Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA), a rewarding position in healthcare could be less than 8 months away.
A Leader in Healthcare Training
UMA is a dynamic career school that has been exclusively focused on training students to succeed in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. We are ABHES accredited. ABHES is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as both an institutionalized and specialized accreditor focusing on health care education and training.
Let the Classroom Come to You
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.
Committed to Your Career Success
UMA is the smart choice for anyone who wants to build a medical career as quickly as possible. With shorter programs that focus on the job skills you need, financial aid for qualified students and an aggressive job placement team, we can help you achieve your goals.
Short term Training, Long Term Career
Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma
The UMA Diploma program can be completed in less than 10 months and offers the basic core courses necessary for individuals seeking successful entry into the growing healthcare field.
At 39 semester credits, the education and training focus is primarily on how to process healthcare claims, medical records, and the accurate coding of medical and surgical procedures using proper terminology. In addition, students will learn software systems used in the field.
Potential entry-level job position titles for Diploma graduates may include Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coder and Insurance Claims Analyst or other positions in private practices and healthcare providers or facilities. Students also prepare to take the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coding (AAPC).
Contact UMA now to find out more about healthcare career opportunities available to you.
Medical Billing and Coding - Associate of Science Degree
UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding Associate of Science (AS) program incorporates the core courses of our Diploma program while providing further courses in general education and other specialized skills necessary for success in a wide range of positions in the growing medical billing and coding practice field. At 63 semester credits, this AS program takes approximately 15 months to complete. Students are prepared to take the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coding (AAPC).
Our Associate graduates should be qualified for similar positions as our Diploma graduates but may have more bargaining power when seeking employment and future promotional opportunities in the field. According to the Medical Group Management Association, Associate graduates with some experience may qualify for positions which include Office Manager, Assistant Administrator, Billing Supervisor, or other positions in hospitals, clinics, and private practices or other healthcare facilities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), people possessing associate degrees typically earned more than those without, averaging over $6,500 more in salary per year. In addition, the BLS projects between 2000 and 2010, the fastest-growing occupations with plentiful job openings are those often requiring workers with an associate degree.
Graduates of UMA’s Associate Degree program will:
- Learn the fundamentals of coding accuracy and its effect on cash flow.
- Acquire financial and medical practice management skills.
- Receive training to use software utilized in the field.
- Demonstrate ICD-9 diagnosis and coding procedures.
- Understand effective professional communication and time management skills.
- Take general education and elective courses designed to enhance the MBC curriculum.
- And much more to help you succeed!
Medical Administrative Assistant - Diploma
UMA offers a 10-month comprehensive Medical Administrative Assistant program that prepares you for entry level administrative positions and will also help accelerate you into entry level management positions. At UMA, you'll receive training to:
- Keep healthcare facilities and offices running smoothly
- Process critical claims and medical records
- Apply customer service concepts and principles in providing quality care
- Prepare for CMAA certification with the nationally respected National Healthcare Association (NHA)
- Develop a career action plan and essential life skills for job success
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical administrative assistants/medical secretaries is expected to increase about 27 percent, which is faster that average for all occupations, between 2008 and 2018.
Make It Happen
With career-focused training from UMA, a rewarding position in healthcare could be less than 8 months away. Contact UMA now to find out more about healthcare career opportunities available to you.