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Certificate-Medical Billing Specialist 

Area of Study:
Health Information Management (Medical Billing Specialist) 
Degree/Certificate:
Short-Term Certificate 

                          
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college.

A student pursuing the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate must be eligible to enter into English 1010 and Math 1060. A Tri-C Academic Advisor can approve registration into the Medical Billing Specialist course sequence once these eligibility requirements have been met. Consult with an Academic Advisor to determine if these required placement levels have been met or if additional coursework is necessary.  

Upon completion of all courses in the Medical Billing Specialist program sequence, a student should complete a Petition for Degree/Certificate form and submit it to the Tri-C Enrollment Center.



The Medical Billing Specialist Certificate is a short-term program established to prepare students for employment in physician's offices, medical insurance companies, and outpatient billing services.

Medical Billing Specialists provide patient billing services for physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers.

Medical Billing Specialists knowledge includes:
  • ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding
  • Medical terminology
  • Processing insurance claims
  • Appeals and denials
  • Fraud and abuse
  • HIPAA and OIG Compliance
  • Information and web technology
  • Reimbursement practices
The Medical Billing Specialist can be completed in the traditional classroom setting, or completely online. 

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Medical Billing Specialist Short-Term Certificate Outcomes
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, www.tri-c.edu/gainfulemployment

How to reach us

Kathy Loflin, RHIA 
216-987-4456 
Kathy.Loflin@tri-c.edu 
Metropolitan Campus
MHCS 124A 

Health Careers Enrollment Center 
216-987-4247 
healthcareers@tri-c.edu 
Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Avenue
Metropolitan Campus-MHCS 126
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3196

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Medical Billing Specialist program is available every semester

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