Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews of Associates in Medical Billing & Coding

  • 94 Reviews
  • Clearwater (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,500 - $15,550
67% of 94 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 94 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Medical Billing & Coding

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Alicia
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This story starts with the fact that I was stupid enough to let UMA guilt trip me into enrolling, the entire time I kept telling them that all I want to do right now is research what colleges are out there so I can pick the best one for me. The advisor told me he understood this and that in order to get accurate pricing information for the program I was interested in I would have to enroll. I was stupid enough to believe him, although the entire time I kept asking and making sure that the enrollment process wouldn't mean I would automatically be placed into classes and get charged - he assured me they wouldn't though he couldn't say much more on the matter. So I go through, look at the classes and decide that they aren't for me. Except now it's too late because I'm getting about half a dozen emails and around 3 or 4 phone calls a day from them. And now I just got an email saying I have been enrolled in a class! When I went onto the site to figure out what's going on the helper had absolutely nothing useful to tell me - she wouldn't even let me know how to finally get unenrolled from them. I had my suspicions before, but now I really don't think this is a legitimate school and I absolutely recommend that any prospective college goers stay far away from them. They may say that are an accredited school but let me tell you this: ITT Tech, the college my father went to, said they were a recognized and accredited school, they even had commercials all over the place. Except when he got his degree and tried to get a job, absolutely nobody would take it. They lied and pretty much stole thousands of dollars from him. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what UMA is doing so I repeat: DO NOT GO HERE."
Kaitlyn - 9/25/2018

Hi Alicia - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. UMA is a dynamic educational institution committed to equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers. We strive to provide a learning experience that maximizes value for our students in a professional, supportive and ethical environment. I would like to discuss your concerns in more detail with you as well as ensure that your enrollment has been canceled. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may assist you?

Christina Hunt
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"PLEASE READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE ENTERING INTO THIS COLLEGE!!!! They continually harass you with phone calls and emails and even texts!! They do not stop! I did great in school and was able to maintain my 4.0 GPA so that is good, however, you can do that with any online school! This school CONTINUALLY did not know what the other person was doing and was constantly asking me for proof of me speaking to so and so. Ridiculous! I do not need to prove my integrity to them. If I say I received it, well then I received it. Also, surprised by the amount of emails from supervisors that could not form complete sentences and even wrote as if English was not their first language. Disappointing. Glad I did well, but please consider the possibility of an enormous amount of highly annoying correspondence. Terrible!"
Kaitlyn - 9/19/2018

Hi Christina - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. Our advisors reach out to our students to ensure that they are getting the assistance they need to succeed. We are happy to accommodate our students' schedules and set-up a calling plan that works best for each student. I would like to discuss your concerns in more detail with you and connect you with our UMA Cares Team to see if there is anything we may do to help. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may better assist you?

Emily Jones
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I entered UMA in 2017 in the Medical Billing and Coding Program, and graduated in July of this year. Not only did I absolutely love the program, the instructors, advisors, and career services have been extremely helpful. After graduation, career services immediately started sending my resume out and sending me links to job openings in my area. I got a job within a little more than a month of graduating making good money. I would recommend this school to anyone that wanted to pursue schooling online. Theyre great and Ill definitely pursue another degree through them!"
Kaitlyn - 8/31/2018

We are so glad that we were able to be there for you throughout your studies and in your job search, Emily! Congratulations on your new position, we are so happy for you!

Sue Laviolette
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The school was wonderful! I never at any point felt like I was left alone to figure stuff out on my own, my advisor called every couple of weeks to check on me, tell me I was doing a good job....they send out email reminders that we had assignments due, mid-term progress reports. Absolutely wonderful all the way around and now that I've graduated they went out of their way to help me secure a job. Highly highly recommend the school to anybody looking for an education in a career change"
Kaitlyn - 8/31/2018

Congratulations on your new job, Sue! We are so happy for you and glad that we were able to assist you throughout your studies and in your job search!

Ruth Martin
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience at UMA has been great the staff is very helpful and there was never a time I was left with questions unanswered I graduated with honors and they are helping me get a job in my career of Medical Billing or a career similar to that I can say that UMA has changed my life in so many ways and I thank them for all there help I'm glad I chose UMA as the school I wanted to attend I understand people have there own reviews about UMA whether it be good or bad but my own personal experience with them was nothing but good to all the future students attending you made the right choice with UMA and I wish you the best in your future career to the UMA staff thank you I really appreciate all you done and I know I will make you proud ."
Kaitlyn - 8/16/2018

Hi Ruth - Thank you very much for taking the time to review UMA! We are so glad to hear that you've had a great experience and that our team was able to be there to help! Congratulations on graduating with honors! We are so happy for you!

Yvonne Scott
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"If you're considering going to Ultimate Medical Academy, please reconsider, the online program may be fine for some but for me it was a complete nightmare. I had only a few instructors that actually were available to me when I needed assistance and when I left messages for them, my calls were rarely returned. A lot of the time, I felt like I was teaching myself. I graduated with my Associate Degree in Medical Billing and Coding only to be told after the fact, that I needed to also get my certificate, I would've liked to have been told this while still attending classes. Now I am finding it very difficult to find work in my field and thousands of dollars in debt. Thanks for nothing UMA."
Kaitlyn - 7/19/2018

Hi Yvonne - Thank you for reaching out to us. Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. If you meet eligibility requirements and pass this exam, youll get your certification which can help you stand out as an applicant. This certification is considered an addition to the career training you receive at UMA and is not required to graduate. Our Certification Team is here to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help. I would be happy to connect you with our Certification and Career Services Teams so that we may assist you with studying for the exam and in your job search. Please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that we may help.

Amanda
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"THEY WILL NEVER STOP CALLING YOU!!! find a different school. you can get an education anywhere. i graduated a year ago and they STILL call my old and current employer EVERY SINGLE DAY. not to mention the 4calls a DAY i recieve and MY MOTHER. yes i just said that. MY MOTHER. i refused to even give them any phone numbers so they searched them online and GOOD LUCK getting them to stop. SERIOUSLY go somewhere else."
Kaitlyn - 6/19/2018

Hi Amanda - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. I would be happy to ensure that you are no longer contacted. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may assist you?

Jaden6
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I enjoy going to UMA but i feel that the classes are rushed and not enough time to learn the material.The instructors are friendly and usually respond in a timely manner. They also provide other online resources when help is needed. This course is more self taught than one on one."
Kaitlyn - 5/18/2018

Hi Jaden - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. We are here for you and want to ensure that you are having a great learning experience at UMA. If you ever have questions about the coursework or need extra help our Academic Team would be happy to assist you! Please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu and I will have an Academic Team member reach out to help. Or if you prefer, please feel free to give them a call at 888-215-8215. We look forward to assisting you!

Melissa Ridings
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) has you best interest at heart from start to end. I feel like I have gained an addition to my family with all the staff at UMA. They want you to finish on top. Not just enough to get your diploma, but to exceed in your K ow ledge so that you have all the skills needed to get the career you are looking for. Definitely a school that I would recommend to everyone if they want the best of the best."
Kaitlyn - 5/18/2018

Hi Melissa - Thank you for taking the time to review UMA! You're right when you say that we have our students best interest at heart from the enrollment process to graduation and beyond. Please be sure to reach out to us if you ever need anything, we're here for you!

J. Little
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Started here in 2012 and was given the opportunity to finish in 2016. I was happy till I graduated couldn't get a job because no one really acknowledges the schools national accreditation. Please attend a regionally accredited college especially if you plan to transfer. Now I'm doing what I should have in the first place, attending a local community college with a transfer degree program totally online with hopes of finally finishing my Bachelor's and hopefully a Masters degree. Other than that the staff was positive helped me through the process but they are a little too persistent."
Kaitlyn - 4/26/2018

Hi J. - Thank you for reaching out to us. UMA is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs. A list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies, which includes ABHES, can be found on this U.S. Department of Education website. It is up to the transferring school's discretion which credits they will accept. This is the case for all schools, not just UMA. We do have partner schools that many of our students choose to attend after UMA to obtain bachelors degrees. I would be happy to send you some information about our partner schools as well as connect you to our UMA Cares Team. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may assist you?

Kaitlyn - 3/23/2018

Hi J. - Thank you very much for reaching out to us. Our Career Services Team is dedicated to assisting in our graduates job searches, even years after graduation. Our team would be more than happy to assist you in your job search, please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may connect you to a team member. We do have partner schools that many of our students choose to attend after UMA to obtain bachelor's degrees. You can find more information about our partner schools, here: https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/students/uma-partner-schools/ We look forward to assisting you!