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I paid $2000 for the course but when I was done with my first semester they said that I had to pay $2000 for each semester when I contacted them about it they said it was in my agreement..I have suspended my studies because I don't have the money finish the course.Then...
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#1191580 Review #1191580 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Us Career Institute Medical Coding And Billing Program
Cons
  • Shady pricing
Reason of review
Pricing issue
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$2000
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Full refund
1.0
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I took the Medical Coding and Billing Course through the U.S. Career Institute. I passed with a 97%. As I started applying for jobs, I noticed that all the applications asked if I have a certificate through an AAPC or AHIMA accredited institution. The U.S. Career...
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#1668848

I'm sorry that is so sleazy for them to do that . U.S.I. knows what is required to obtain employment..

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#1135943 Review #1135943 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Us Career Institute Medical Coding And Billing Program
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Bad quality
1.0
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These Dbags are completely insane! They have ruined my credit with a $700 bill that I do not and will not evr owe them! I havent had a single thing to do with their garbage in 5 years now they decide to put me in collections after no letter no phone call nothing saying...
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#1097728 Review #1097728 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Us Career Institute Medical Coding And Billing Program
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Not as described/ advertised
1.0
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This business has scammed me by telephone. I was told that if they did not receive payment then I would get nothing. No contract. Well now I have them on my credit report when I was told clearly that there was no contract. If I didn't do the work then I would receive...
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#1095334 Review #1095334 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Us Career Institute Customer Care
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Not as described/ advertised
1.0
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I called several years ago and just asked about the courses. I never received any papers or documentation for anything. But yet they are still trying to collect. They have ruined my credit and I can not get anyone on the phone to talk about it. They just give me the...
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Anonymous
#1338438

I am also going through the same thing. They are charging me for a program that I did not take.

I have been fighting this for the last 6 mo. on my credit to no avail.

If you are unable to get ahold of someone to answer your questions, then this school is truly not legit. I really do not understand how people can say they are a legit school.

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#905750 Review #905750 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Being charged for something i did not attend
  • Credit being ruined
  • Shady pricing
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$1225
Preferred solution
removed from my credit report

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Us Career Institute Billing Department Review from Houston, Texas

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I hate this school, with a passion, the packet I received said its like a pay as you go that you have to pay to get the materials and if you don't pay the next set of materials that you won't be charged within the first two weeks I canceled and they are still trying to collect for tuition what a fraud I hope to start a class action law suite against them for damaging my credit
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#1319814

I am having the same issue. I paid for all the material I received and then quit do it because I didn't feel I was learning anything. They have now put my account in collections on my credit.

I seel that now they are charging $1700.00 tuition for the same course, they say I owe over $1600.

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#793243 Review #793243 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Houston, Texas
Reason of review
Problems with payment

US Career Institute - Total Scam and Insufficient Training

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I am disabled due to a personality disorder that makes it very difficult to get a traditional job so the option of a work-at-home career was very attractive to me. After my mother twisted my arm into signing up for the enhanced medical transcription program, I blew through the course, completing it in less than the minimum 4 months and with a 98% average. I figured the price seemed right and with the whole money back guarantee I didn't have much to lose. Well, I was totally wrong. Little did I know at the time how important AHDI certification was for a training program, for I didn't even know what AHDI was at the time. I guess it is my fault for not looking deeper into the matter, but nonetheless I feel like I was preyed upon by these scam artists. They play up the career and say how much the field is growing and whatnot but it is very obviously misleading information. Thanks to speech-recognition technology and outsourcing mainly to India, they are selling a program for a field that is contracting to nothingness in the US, unless you're willing to be paid pennies on the line to transcribe for a transcription company. Which brings me to my next point, that is, if you are even lucky enough to get on with a transcription company. I tested with a number of them and my test results were never up to standard. Yes, I was rejected from every last position I applied for, even the entry-level ones. That's how inadequate the training is in this program. Oh, but what about freelance work? Forget about it. No doctor takes this training program seriously and was told as such by a number of individuals in-the-know. The whole "success promise" thing is a joke. Request your money back and they will simply be dismissive and say you weren't trying hard enough. Oh, and my little sister started the program the same time I did and we both made the required number of payments for our friend/family referral bonuses. Neither one of us have gotten our bonuses yet and I doubt we ever will. The only thing I ever got out of them was a cheap headset and a foot pedal for which I had to purchase a license for ExpressScribe to use because they didn't provide the one that works with the free version, go figure. At least I'll be able to recoup one payment via selling the foot pedal on eBay. I have since moved on to alternate employment, but I'm still angry about my experience and would never recommend this school to anyone. Of course, I wouldn't even recommend medical transcription as a career field to anyone. It's dying. Don't fall for the hype. Save your money. Do something else.
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Anonymous
#1349500

Be very careful!!!

Run from them. I cancelled after enrolling for just one week and i returned everything they sent me for the first lesson over 7yrs ago.

They then turned around to report it on my credit report that i am owing them over $1000 .

They report it on my credit report every 6month as something new.

They are destiny destroyers and not destiny builders.

Please don't sign up or enroll in any course with US career institute!!!

Customer service is poor, they are only out to swindle people out of their monies.

You will regret doing business with them. Run Now!

Anonymous
#1373381
@PissedConsumer1349500

Hey moron what's your problem about US Career Institute I studied Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician I don't have problem with them. I got it at US Career Institute studying Patient Care Technician and showing my certificate at Red Cross to work as Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomist.

Maybe you need to becareful and watch your mouth.

I heard you have problem at Ashworth College I bet you will be failed if you go to SUNY University all your college subject will failed Mr. Know it all.

Anonymous
#1280849

Sigh.

It's so easy to point fingers.

But I DO applaud you for recognizing you should have done a little more research about the certification.

Hindsight is a you-know-what.

But you also should've done a little more research about the field if you're truly concerned about the available opportunities. And by "more research" I mean "you should've clicked on the hyperlink to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics at the bottom of US Career Institute's MT webpage." If you had done so, you'd realize that, although the field IS in decline (-3% in 2014-2024 outlook), that's still only 2,200 jobs over a 10 year period (that's 220 jobs a year, nation wide; I know, 2nd grade math is tricky...)

Regarding the referral bonus, did you read the fine print on that, either? From what I can tell it's not being offered at this time, but did it state specifically that it was a CASH reward?

Or was the bonus to be a deduction from future statements? As far as the "success promise" being a joke: The only way it would be a joke is if YOU are a joke and don't take your potential career into your own hands. Right there on the school's website it states that getting a job is hard work, but (if you complete your program) you'll have credentials you need to get a job. That seems to be the common theme around here...

people think they have to work just long enough to complete their certification, then a job will just fall into their laps. If it was that easy, we wouldn't have the unemployment problems we have in this country. But I digress... back to the issue of success.

You admit to not scoring high enough when testing with potential employers. Perhaps your lack of success is due to your setting yourself up for failure. You say your mom had to "twist your arm" to enroll.

Sounds like you weren't interested to begin with, so how can you even begin to blame others for your shortcomings? I'm glad you found other opportunities, and hopefully they're working out for you, but your anger with US Career Institute, in my opinion, is unjstified.

Lylian
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@PissedConsumer1280849

Hilarious. How much did USCI pay you to write your rebuttal?

How would you know how or what I did in the months following completion of the program? That's awfully presumptive of you.

And yes, the referral bonus was advertised as a cash reward and it said both you and the person you referred would get a $50 cash bonus after both of you had enrolled and made three payments. We both did and neither one of us saw that cash reward and yes, it was offered at the time we signed up (Fall/Winter 2014).

And "credentials you need to get the job?" Hah! Yeah right. As mentioned, the program is not certified by AHDI.

There are other and I imagine better programs out there that are AHDI certified. The bottom line is this course is too easy and the level of the coursework is inadequate compared to what you will find in the real world.

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#725336 Review #725336 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado
Cons
  • Inadequate training
  • Poor customer service
  • Shady pricing
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
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This is scam!!! Don't listen to them. I have enrolled in medical coding program and it was to much for me because of, time and my current job then i wanted to cancel my enrollement and they charge me 300 dollars !!! Think about it :(
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Anonymous
#1203810

They are a joke. I am two months into a course and asked to switch courses because this program is awful.

When I asked to change courses they said just keep paying for this course until you give us $700 AND give us $900 for the next course. They are asking me to pay the full amount.

Crazy...They pretty much said too bad so sad...deal with it.

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#648960 Review #648960 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reason of review
Problems with payment

US Career Institute is a bad place, tricky way to cheat your money with misleading advertisement!

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This place uses misleading advertisement to trap people enroll then they will find all the excuses to make you pay to them. I joined one of the programs after I got all the promises from the sales representative on the telephone. Then they do really quick make you sign this and sign that. after I found this is not the program I want to learn, they told me you signed this, you need to pay...... I hate this scam and I don't like this school at all. I hope people open your eyes before you make your decision to enroll with them. I had a nightmare with this school.
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Anonymous
#1032960

Always read your documents, before signing.

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#619471 Review #619471 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Acworth, Georgia
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
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I signed up for the Medical Billing and Coding classes. The classes have such cheap materials for the money. I also lost my job and had medical bills I'm really in a bad place. I had only completed 28% of the program had no money to continue. They don't care what the...
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Anonymous
#952800

You should get a lawyer or someone so you don't have to pay them back. This was very helpful thanks for sharing I was thinking for something to be this cheap doesn't sound too legit.

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#539372 Review #539372 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Salem, Oregon
Product
Us Career Institute Program
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$1000

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