Become a Medicare Cost Report Specialist

Training Camp With the Option to Certify in Cost Reporting

Do You Qualify to Certify as a Medicare Cost Report Specialist?
The Certified Cost Report Specialist (CCRSSM) credential is designed for novice and seasoned cost report preparers and support staff who would like to enhance their skillset by obtaining a professional certification.  To qualify to take the CCRSSM Certification Exam, you must be a licensed accountant or CPA, Chief Financial Officer, revenue cycle professional, reimbursement professional, accounting staff, or other professional tasked with gathering information for Medicare cost reports at a healthcare organization.  View the Do I Qualify page for more details.

Experienced? Take the Certification Exam Only

Online, By Appointment, Remote

Scheduled Remote with a Professional Proctor (No Travel)

Price: $425 (AIHC Member Price: $395)

CCRS Certification Exam Only

Exam Registration Includes

  • AIHC Membership for Three (3) Months
  • Mock Exam: This Mock Exam reflects the certification exam and will help prepare experienced individuals to pass the certification exam.
  • Two (2) Certification Exam Attempts: This exam is taken online and scheduled with an AIHC proctor.  You will know immediately if you have passed (scoring at least 80%) or failed the exam.  If you score less than 80%, you have the opportunity to schedule a second attempt within your three (3) month deadline.

Exam Domains

Domain 1: Reimbursement Issues, Allowable Costs, and Medicare Bad Debts

Domain 2: eFiling

Domain 3: Provider Statistical and Reimbursement System User Manual

Domain 4: Compliance

Domain 5: General Technical Knowledge

About the Exam

The online certification exam can be taken remotely from the comfort of your home or office.  Attempts at the exam are only available by appointment with a professional AIHC proctor.

Take the CCRSSM Certification Exam within Three (3) Months of Registering

Refunds are not available if you register to take the certification exam and do not take the exam within three (3) months of your purchase date.

How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member: Pay $425

Register Online as an AIHC Member: Pay $395

Register Via Mail or Fax
Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and mail or fax it to the AIHC Office:

5000 Gateway Drive, Suite 202
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-952-0716

After You Are Certified: Maintaining Your Credential

Once you are certified, you need to maintain your credential by obtaining continuing education units (CEUs).  View the CEU Renewal Chart for a summary of the CEUs required to renew this credential.

AIHC offers free and low-cost CEU programs for our members.  We are also CEU friendly and are happy to accept CEUs from most other recognized organizations.  Please Contact Us for more information.

If you are already CCRS Certified, you are also able to attend the next Medicare Cost Report Training Camp to network and earn all of the CEUs required to renew your certification.  Visit the Information Page for Attending Camp as a Refresher for more details.



Join us in Nashville September 23-24, 2020

 - Medicare Cost Report Specialist Training Camp-

Certify Remote Online After Camp

Price: $825 (AIHC Member Price: $695)

Medicare Cost Report Training Camp in Dallas

Camp Tuition Includes

  • Two Days of Classroom Training to Review Key Course Concepts: Lunch is provided.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page with Quizzes and Downloadable Information.
  • AIHC Membership for One (1) Year: This is available for first-time members only.
  • Mock Exam.
  • One (1) Certification Exam Attempt, Provided the Exam is Taken Within Three (3) Months of the Last Day of Camp.

Training Camp Presenters


Course Description


Basic knowledge of the preparation of Medicare cost reports, with some experience either gathering information for cost reports or actively preparing cost reports for an institutional healthcare organization.

Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Live


Earn CEUs and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

18 CEUs

This program has been approved for 18 continuing education units by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance for AIHC Certified Professionals.  These continuing education units may be applied towards the Core Category CEU Renewal Requirements for the following AIHC credentials: CCRS, CHA, CIFHA, OHCC, CHBS, CHCM.

12 CEUs

This program has been approved for 12 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
Core Content Hours Approved: External Forces, 12 Hours


12 CPE Credits
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The American Institute of Healthcare Compliance is registered with the National Associate of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present on both days of the training.  You will register your attendance and departure on the sign-in sheets provided at the event sign-in table.


Take the CCRS Certification Exam within Three (3) Months of Camp

To take advantage of the exam attempt included in your course tuition, you must take the exam within three (3) months of the last day of the training camp.  If you wait until more than three (3) months after the last day of camp to attempt the certification exam, you must pay for each exam attempt at the rate of $75 per attempt.

Training Camp Topics

  • Compliance
  • Medicare Cost Report System and Forms
  • MCReF Requirements
  • The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual
  • Medicare Cost Report Settlement
  • Requirements to File Cost Reports
  • Medicare Bad Debt

View a Detailed Camp Topic List.


Training Camp Location

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2025 RosaL. Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37228

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Registration Deadline

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00pm EST


How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member: Pay $825

Register Online as an AIHC Member: Pay $695

Register Via Mail or Fax
Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and mail or fax it to the AIHC Office:

5000 Gateway Drive, Suite 202
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-952-0716

Administrative Policies
Refunds are not available.  However, for AIHC online courses and training camps, you may opt to request a credit voucher, provided you meet the requirements outlined in our Administrative Policies.  Please view the Administrative Policies page or contact our office toll-free at 866-571-5635 for more information regarding our refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies.
About The American Institute of Healthcare Compliance

AIHC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an internationally recognized leader in healthcare compliance training and certification. Our mission is to provide education, certification, and continuing education to healthcare administrators at a reasonable cost through our classroom and web-based training programs. Our goal is to improve the competency of medical facility management in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. We seek to promote the increased quality of administrative healthcare systems in the United States by building an international network of credentialed healthcare professionals.