CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 16

:confused: I'm going to be taking the CCM Exam for the first time this Fall, and would like to hear from those who have taken it; i.e. what study materials (if any), did you find useful, and which... Read More

  1. by   mollyzmom
    Hi I just took the test and feel pretty good about it, sure I passed. I used the 900 questions cd like some of you sugessted and tossed the books. that seemed to help. And oh, Yeah---Medicare, ADA...yadda yadda yadda. Total time studying....48 hours....total years as a UR/CM 10. My brain still hurts. I cant drive past a railroad without thinking about how great their insurance is or the water and thinking about Longshoremen? Am I losing it? Please if you all would, and are on Facebook....visit the Chelsea King Memorial Facebook page and help change laws about those who prey on our children.
  2. by   mobaby
    Did you take it yet> I am scheduled for end of this month however, due to a lot of lifes difficulties have not studied and feel I am going in blind. Is is worth it to take it to get the test ideas and if fail, just take it aghain? If you took it already, how was it? I have done disability,wc and now auto but dont' feel I know enough about anything?
  3. by   Demi RN
    MollyzMom,

    I am taking the test tomorrow. I was nervous, but I am not anymore. I just feel like if I know it I know it.

    Quote from mollyzmom
    Hi I just took the test and feel pretty good about it, sure I passed. I used the 900 questions cd like some of you sugessted and tossed the books. that seemed to help. And oh, Yeah---Medicare, ADA...yadda yadda yadda. Total time studying....48 hours....total years as a UR/CM 10. My brain still hurts. I cant drive past a railroad without thinking about how great their insurance is or the water and thinking about Longshoremen? Am I losing it? Please if you all would, and are on Facebook....visit the Chelsea King Memorial Facebook page and help change laws about those who prey on our children.
  4. by   Demi RN

    Just took my test. I can honestly say that the test was fair. I also want to say that one can not study for this exam by study guides, software, books, and Prep courses alone. You must know all of this stuff. I have been studying since November 2009. Looking back, I wish I would not have focused on studying so much I feel like I put my family on the back burner to STUDY, STUDY, STUDY! To go into the the test full of confidence and leave saying WTH! Go figure.
  5. by   JerseyLilly
    Demi,

    You said the test was "fair". Is there anything that was really emphasized?? Any crazy "off the beaten track" questions?

    Please share!!!!!

    Also, good luck and hope to hear that you have passed with flying colors soon!!!!
  6. by   Demi RN
    Jersey,
    The test is unpredictable. There are several versions of the exam. My exam covered a braod spectrum, but it was really psych driven I would advise the CCMexam.com and reading the book. That is all i can say. the fairness of the test is basically the coverage of the information in the book. CCM handbook that is. I just feel llike i recall reading the matrial, but i could not remember the answer.
  7. by   Demi RN
    I wish my test was a sure thing.
    Quote from mollyzmom
    Hi I just took the test and feel pretty good about it, sure I passed. I used the 900 questions cd like some of you sugessted and tossed the books. that seemed to help. And oh, Yeah---Medicare, ADA...yadda yadda yadda. Total time studying....48 hours....total years as a UR/CM 10. My brain still hurts. I cant drive past a railroad without thinking about how great their insurance is or the water and thinking about Longshoremen? Am I losing it? Please if you all would, and are on Facebook....visit the Chelsea King Memorial Facebook page and help change laws about those who prey on our children.
  8. by   mobaby
    I take it tomorrow -- was there alot of regulatory questions as this is my weakest knowledge.
  9. by   cmyers751
    Sorry I did not check this sooner. I'll be thinking of you today. You should have either a really good feeling or a really bad one. I felt like there was no way I could not have passed but did not want to be overconfident so still remained worried until I got my results, just in case.
  10. by   mobaby
    Well I took my test today - I can't say it was easy as there was alot I didn't know, but it was generalized so I just have to hope for the best. I will say, though, that facility was not enviromentally friendly to me. The airconditining was cut off at
    1pm, there had to be a least 10 others taking tests in room - had to be over 85 degrees, so I got to the poiint I was going to pass out, just started guessing just to get out of room! And the fluorescent lighting really was buring my eyes, so........bu tall in all,it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be..,,wish me luck! I wish all of you other test takers lots of luck also.
  11. by   cmyers751
    It's overand that's the best you can say. Now the long wait. 3 months it was for me. Dec to to Feb. Keep us posted. As long as yu don't feel you bombed then you probably did ok. Remeber, they throw in those goofy questions each time.
  12. by   Demi RN
    I still feel like it could have went either way. I gave it my all. I just wish i would have studied behavioral health more. I wish everyone good luck. If i did not pass, i will take a prep class with CMSA.
  13. by   mobaby
    I have a question on the ccm website. I know it is too early to c heck my results, however how do you maneuver that website. Will the dashboard (once you find it) just say you passed or failed? I logged on today just to look and it just says that I am eligible to sit - does anybody know?

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