Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews - Certificate in Medical Billing & Coding

3.68 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
45% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 33 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Vernika Y Neal - 12/21/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2022
"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!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Debora J Derrickson - 12/6/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2022
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cheryl Clark - 11/3/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gillian Bradtmueller - 11/2/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
2.1 out of 5 stars
UMA Student of 2015 - 7/20/2019
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Kaitlyn - 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.

2.1 out of 5 stars
Graduated, but now not a fan - 12/14/2018
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!!!!"
Kaitlyn - 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)

3.5 out of 5 stars
michelle ennis - 5/18/2018
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2019
"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"
Kaitlyn - 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!

1.1 out of 5 stars
Jean - 4/23/2018
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Kaitlyn - 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?

1.0 out of 5 stars
Theresa - 10/13/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Ultimate Medical Academy - 7/20/2017
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017
"Please take the time to READ this before making a decision for school. UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) is a SCAM! This place promotes online courses to conform to your work schedule but what they don't prepare you for is the constant threatening emails, daily multiple text messages and phone calls that you will get if you don't log in when they think you should. If you have state college classes that can be transferred to the school forget about that because they make every excuse in the book to not do it, This school is only interested in keeping people so that they can get paid. When the instructor called to find out when I would get chance to log for my discussion I could hardly hear her because of the daycare she must have been running in the background. I understand they might have another job but when you are an instructor and want to communicate with a student you need to sound and act professional and please go to a quiet room so that the course can be discussed. I have taken online classes before from an accredited State school and they understand you are an adult and give you the freedom to do the work you need to submit by a deadline. You get a syllabus, study, and take a test and then move on to your next course. Granted that some homework may need to be submitted and that has a deadline but the constant calls and text are never given as to stress the student out like UMA does. I finally had enough and wanted to WD from UMA and it was only then that they were concerned to finally look at my classes to transfer and put me on the NO CALL LIST so that the constant text and calls are not made. There is NO COMMUNICATION that goes on between the staff that works there and you will feel like a hamster spinning in a wheel talking to people. If you have a full time job or maybe more than one job to support your family this is not the school or program for you. This place must have a quota to meet daily on the amount of calls they need to make in order to say they are helping people. When you want to WD from the course they make it extremely hard and uncomfortable to do so. This place charges as arm and a leg for a certificate. Lesson learned to myself that I should have done better research before choosing this school. You are basically paying for a certificate and then after really researching this school find that many people are left in debt with very few even working for the certificate or degree they pursued, Please be warned and really do your research before choosing this school."