Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews of Certificates in Medical Billing & Coding

  • 44 Reviews
  • Clearwater (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,500 - $15,550
45% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 44 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Certificates in Medical Billing & Coding

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Christopher Williams
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Ultimate Medical Academy have great staffs, advisors and learner services department, that are willing to help and guide you throughout your career path after graduation. They send you the equipment that you will need for the job that you will need to have. They offer work from home jobs, and clinic environment jobs as well. Overall, they have the best medical school I know."
Samantha Nealy
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Ultimate Medical Academy's online courses for Medical Billing and Coding certificate program is so flexible and easy to use. The instructors are knowledgeable in their field and committed to your academic success. The schedule is flexible and you have the freedom to work at your own pace. There are a multitude of resources available at UMA to help along the way.You are never alone in your journey! Ultimate Medical Academy provides their students with the skills and knowledge needed to have a lucrative and exciting career in Healthcare services! I highly recommend this school for any student, whether you have just graduated high school, or have been out of school for years and just looking for a career change, you can find a program right for you at UMA."
Jamie Brooks
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I am currently attending online classes. So far the support I receive is amazing and very helpful. I am able to access a wide variety of tools. I am excited to graduate and finally begin my journey. I have waited a very long time for the opportunity to be able to accomplish this goal."
Robin Colbert
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Hi, my name is Robin, I am 61 years old and am attending UMA to get my Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding. I am super excited about this journey, and I made the best decision ever to attend UMA. This school is the greatest. The courses are great, the instructors are awesome, and the advisors and student help are beyond helpful. These people at UMA really care about your education and helping you to achieve your goals. I highly recommend UMA to anyone wanting to start or further their education in the medical field. Happy learning!!"
Lorilynn Lindsey
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"From the very beginning of me attending UMA, it was such an easy process. Everyone was so nice and very helpful. I love the way the counselors would call and check on me, but my very favorite part was when they called and gave me kudos. If I ever needed help with an assignment or had computer issues, someone was always available to help."
Helen Lambright
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I love UMA....i have tried going to some colleges and this is the best ive went too. Financial was great...classes are easy to navigate. Overall my experience is going great and have until September. And have already made the deans list and hopefully will do it again."
Runaye Evans
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I found that UMA is a very laid back kind of learning. I was very happy that I enrolled when I did because I may never get the chance to go back to school again. This has been a very easy learning experience and I have recommend it to some family member and friend."
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I have been enrolled for 6 weeks and I love it. The support is amazing and they will help you the best they can if you are having problems. They also have support after you graduate to help you get a job. They give you a computer after 4 weeks of being in the school."
Emma Evans
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I have been enjoying my time with UMA. I have had bad experiences with online colleges before and I doubted myself and my ability to attend college. After I enrolled at UMA, I regained all of my will to push through towards graduation. The online program is easy to follow and keeps you engaged. The advisors and instructors are always there to answer questions and help you when you're feeling discouraged. Attending UMA has been one of the best choices of my life!!"
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I can honestly say UMA has prepared me for so much for as my career in billing and coding to preparing me for interviews to landing a job in the field I went to school for. I’m forever grateful for UMA and would most definitely recommend this school to anyone!!"
Johnnie M. Coleman
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"My experience at UMA Was very challenging and life-changing I really found ultimate medical Academy to be and awesome school for the medical field. The coursework was everything I needed to succeed and be a success in the near future. The UMA support team is phenomenal. If I had to do it all over again, I’d come back here to do so!"
Vernika Y Neal
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I look forward to doing the work to see how far i can get. It makes me feel as if I'm actually accomplishing a goal in life that's makes me seem important to someone else's life. Making a change in someone else's life to making them feel better about themselves makes me feel better about myself. I'm grateful to have had this opportunity to take on a career as in the medical healthcare field. I look forward to finishing strong and working hard to take on the responsibility and lives of others. It's made an impact on my life. Thank you UMA!!!"
Debora J Derrickson
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I LOVE being a UMA student. So far it has been a great experience. So much fun and educational. I am really haveing a really good time. THANKS UMA. I would highly recommend UMA to anyone looking to go back to school. They were on top of it from the beginning. As soon as i applied they were contacting me. Not like some schools where u wait for days to hear from anyone."
Cheryl Clark
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"If I was to go through College one more time, I would definitely choose UMA. I have gone through several schools in my career but I have never experienced it on line. The benefits outweigh the negative such as, distraction of safe travel and parking, i can finish scheduled coursework on time. Completing 2 courses at a time was a smooth transition, UMA gave me roadmap, it was well thought off. Time management that I did not expect, UMA taught in the first month, awesome right! When life's unexpected curb happens, UMA supported me 24/7 at my fingertips, as a whole UMA cares with compassion. Most importantly, UMA gave me daily encouragement that fueled my career to the finish line. If you are not focusing on your new career today, enroll at UMA, they will take you places you have only been dreaming off. A grateful student."
Gillian Bradtmueller
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I am currently enrolled in Medical Billing & Coding at UMA. The reason I picked this college was because it was flexible with my schedule since I work 3 jobs while taking care of my 10 year old daughter. Having the freedom to go online and do the courses at a time that works for me was a huge plus for me. They helped me every step of the way which I needed since I have never been enrolled in college before. They are always there when I need support, have a question and the teachers are also available and very easy to talk to. There are many programs to pick from that will help you elevate your career knowledge. I highly suggest enrolling with UMA."
UMA Student of 2015
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I started in 2015 at UMA. I started taking ICD9 then ICD10 was going to start within some months. So I feel my time was wasted on ICD9.Student loans were taken out without my signing anything. I never received any disimbursement payments, and I actually put in for several of them. My course was to last 10 months and the cost of that course ended up being over 16,000 and that included grants and student loans thats ridiculous, now I have an excessive debt for a course where I have not benefited anything from only gained a financial debt. I feel this matter should be looked into and I should be given a student loan cancellation or a loan forgiveness for a course that the school obviouly knew was changing within months."
Responded: 7/29/2019

Dear Former Student, your concerns matter to us, and wed like to understand them better. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may help? Our UMA Cares department is also available to listen to students and graduates and help them resolve important issues. They are open seven days a week, including evening hours Sunday-Thursday. You can reach them at 1-800-509-5474 or umacares@ultimatemedical.edu.

Based on your comment, I also want to make sure you know that, as a graduate of UMA, our Career Services and TAPS (Tools for Alumni Professional Success) teams are available to assist in your job search, resume writing, interview prep and more. You can contact Career Services at 1-888-216-0535 Monday-Saturday, including evening hours Monday-Thursday. You can also email onlineplacementassistance@ultimatemedical.edu.

Graduated, but now not a fan
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I started off liking the school. It was a great way to get my education while working full time and raising kids. I graduated, got my licenses, and asked them for the help they claimed they provided alumni. Lets get this straight. ITS THE WORST HELP EVER!!! they took my very impressive resume and made it worthless. The listed licenses i didn't have, took away YEARS of work experience and added skill I knew nothing about. I've had potential employers tell me to re-write my resume b/c it looks REALLY bad that i have gaps in my employment (i dont, thats just what UMA did to my resume). THEN, their employment help. they sent me 1 job that i was not qualified for and that was it. I never even heard from that company again. Then, they called me a year later asking me if i still needed their help. Um... No. I found a job on my own. They asked for the information for "records purposes" and then harassed my employer asking them to hire other alumni. They didtn call them once a day. or twice. they called 4-6 times DAILY. We finally had to tell UMA to stop calling, its excessive and harassing. Recently, they contacted me to see if i was still working in my field. STUPIDLY, i answered and told them i wasnt available to talk longer b/c alas- it's christmastime and i'm eyeballs deep in wrapping paper, decorations and baking. they said no problem and they'd call me after the holidays. NOT EVEN 24 HOURS WENT BY!!!! I'm sitting at my desk at work and my boss pages me. UMA called her line DEMANDING my employment information. Then, my HUSBAND calls me. UMA contacted him (no idea how) asking him to tell me to talk to their staff about my employment. I called UMA and demanded they take me off their calling lists. they agreed and we hung up. 20 mins later, i get another call from them, but this time, there was no voicemail left. The amount of times that they call is RIDICULOUS!!!!"
Responded: 12/17/2018

Hi there - Thank you for reaching out. I would like to personally ensure that you are no longer contacted as well as discuss your experience in more detail with you. Would you please email us at social@ultimatemedical.edu so that I may assist you? (Kaitlyn)

michelle ennis
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"so far i have had a very experience with my one line class. I am very pleased with staff and programs that they offer. I would highly recommand this school to any of my family or friends, Great online videos to help if you get stuck, and can call any time to get help"
Responded: 6/4/2018

Hi Michelle - We are so glad to hear that you are having a good experience at UMA and that you feel that you can reach out to us if you ever need help! That's what we are here for!

  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"After graduation an unbelievable amount of calls from financial services, counselors etc. Said they would help me find a job. Every two weeks I was on the phone talking to a new job services counselor, having to explain my job search criteria. They were looking in places over 6 hour each direction in another state. Never listened when I was telling them about the amount of travel time I would do. After I found a job for myself I was continually harrassed on the phone about my job information of which they had no part of finding me. I told them it was none of their business and to stop calling me, texting and emailing me. The calls never stopped. I even got a harrasing email saying my student loans were nearly in default and I would soon be subject to collections and my credit would be ruiend, which was false. I have asked on more then 10 occasions to stop all forms of communication and still they continue to call, text and email me."
Responded: 4/26/2018

Hi Jean - Thank you very much for reaching out to us and congratulations on your new job. Our Career Services Team reaches out to our graduates to assist them in their job searches. 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 help?

  • Reviewed: 10/13/2017
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Please read before going to this school. I was going for the medical billing and coding certificate so I saw that they accepted the GI Bill and decided to try them out. They contacted me and everything was going smooth. The rep dealt with me. She was very polite, talked me through the process to get me started. Once I filled out the financial part everything went down hill from there. I sent them my trans scripts to see what other classes they would accept that had to do with medical billing and coding that I had previously done. I sent it to them and asked the rep do you need the official trans scripts yet? She told me no multiple times that the unofficial was fine for now. Here is the kicker, they procrastinated for 2 weeks before the hurricane hit saying that they did not have an answer for me yet and 3 days before the classes were actually going to start they all of a sudden asked me for a letter grade trans script. Are you kidding me? Getting trans scripts sent may take a week. You could not tell me this when you first got my trans scripts and say "oh hey we need letter grade ones." For weeks I have been trying to see what classes they would accept that I had previously done and in my opinion it seems as though they let it linger on so that I would have to take their whole program, which I refuse to do especially since the classes I did for billing and coding were very recent. So on that Friday (school was going to start that following Monday) I pulled out and dropped the school. This is their scam. They will not contact you even though they say they will. I left multiple messages and they called me 3 maybe 4 times, that's it. They are very polite at first, they reel you in acting like they care but the minute they think they have you their behavior towards you does a complete 180. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I pulled out at the last minute because I was having so many issues even before the courses started. Don't waste your time with these people you will be very disappointed and fed nothing but lies."