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Local Career School Hosts Healthcare Networking & Speakers Event

TAMPA, FL, June 18, 2010 — On Friday, June 18, 2010, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) hosted its first Networking & Speakers Event as part of its ongoing efforts to provide the local health care community with up-to-date and relevant information and education. In coordination with many local healthcare associations such as the Hillsborough County Medical Association (HCMA), Physician Office Managers Association of America (POMAA), and Merrilee Severino, CPC, CMM, CPM of MS Physician Practice Management and Revenue Consultants, the event drew attendees from Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties.

“It is our honor to host this no-cost networking and speaker’s event to provide our community with relevant education on pressing topics,” said Toni Riggs, Senior Director of Career Services at UMA.

Friday’s event had two key focuses: new regulations for pain management clinics and pressing issues in medical billing and coding. The speakers included board-certified health care lawyers, leading physicians, and leading business consultants. The following topics were highlighted at the event:

  • Regulatory Impact of New Pain Management Regulations
  • Pain Management Clinics and Criminal Prosecution
  • How to Oversee Your Billing Department
  • Protecting Yourself & Your Employees
  • Implementation of Cash Based Supplemental Income to Your Practice
  • Electronic Health Records: What’s the meaning of “Meaningful Use?,” Incentive Payments & Implementation

The event, hosted at UMA’s Tampa campus, drew more than 40 attendees encompassing Doctors, Certified Coders, Physician’s Office Managers, and health care lawyers from throughout the Bay area. Continuing Education Units were provided for “How to Oversee Your Billing Department,” presented by Merrilee Severino, CPC, CMM, CPM.

“I want to thank UMA for hosting a wonderful speaker’s event,” said Merrilee Severino, CPC, CCM. “The speakers, lunch, and location were perfect. The UMA staff is always so knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient. I love working with them and found them to be a phenomenal resource for my clients.”

This speaker’s event is the first in a series of networking and speakers events to be hosted by Ultimate Medical Academy.