CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 27

: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   cmwanab
    my employer purchased the study guide and i had to return it.. i did not find it helpful other than the reading material, the "mock chapter tests" were confusing and designed weird. they gave you answers at the end of the chapter which was helpful but most of the time it was an answer like a & b or c & b or abc, like that, so it didn't really give one straight answer. like i said very confusing!~ denise fattaruso/quinn was not helpful with regard to the types of test questions and answers. would not recommend. i found this blog the best place for test information and what else to study. this blog was the best i found....so i recommend taking a look at her information. i also want to say that i found the test very commen sense... and to take your time when answering and don't think it to death... remember what is usually your first thought is usually the right answer......you know, just as you know that instinct is the best indicator......good luck , i hope this helps..rn1iam
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  2. by   cmwanab
    the recommended page is rn1iam blog jul 18, 2010, 03:27 am
    i wasn't sure if you could see that at the end of my message above....
  3. by   kemery693
    Is anyone else interested in selling your Certi Step CD?
  4. by   mountaintop7
    Hello,
    Praise God!!!!I took the CCM Exam today and passed!
    Can't wait to receive the certificate in 4-6 weeks. The instant results with
    the computer testing saved me weeks of anxiety.
    I recommend the reference guide on the CCM website, study tools by Linton. (casemanagementexam.com) and The case management handbook.
    Good luck to All
  5. by   gmatrish
    evening all...congrats on passing the ccm.....i am taking next week 12/11/2010.... anxious...did not think at my age 50+ i was going to need this however employer has mandated.....lucky me nurse for more than probably alot of you are age wise...lol... have been using Dr. Linton and comfortable with that, flash cards too much info at one time, material borrowed from a fellow coworker nurse from am one day seminar with a affliated cmsa partner...(funny thing is coworker took the exam and passed and then took prep class) and also I am using a study test 500 questions from a prep classl at work...geez think thats enough...seems like everything is not making sense....

    Would like to know what format the questions are in, domains, passing score % and some good tips on how to lessen anxiety....cant find any in my reading material....
    Dyslexic here and this is going to be a real test of my ability to keep it straight and read questions correctly..

    Any advise and knowledge would be great...thanks all vlin: gmatrish
  6. by   talia1169
    I will if I pass next week. Will letcha know
  7. by   talia1169
    Quote from gmatrish
    evening all...congrats on passing the ccm.....i am taking next week 12/11/2010.... anxious...did not think at my age 50+ i was going to need this however employer has mandated.....lucky me nurse for more than probably alot of you are age wise...lol... have been using Dr. Linton and comfortable with that, flash cards too much info at one time, material borrowed from a fellow coworker nurse from am one day seminar with a affliated cmsa partner...(funny thing is coworker took the exam and passed and then took prep class) and also I am using a study test 500 questions from a prep classl at work...geez think thats enough...seems like everything is not making sense....

    Would like to know what format the questions are in, domains, passing score % and some good tips on how to lessen anxiety....cant find any in my reading material....
    Dyslexic here and this is going to be a real test of my ability to keep it straight and read questions correctly..

    Any advise and knowledge would be great...thanks all vlin: gmatrish
    I hear you. I take it next Monday. I think I have a handle on it then review it again and cant remember a thing. Im mostly worried about the laws..all the acronyms...Anyone out there remember anything....
    Thanks,
  8. by   mountaintop7
    To gmatrish,
    Your questions re question format, domains, passing scores, etc are answered on the CCM website (certification guide). You have the tools to be successful:
    Faith, confidence and experience, I wish you the very best.
  9. by   gmatrish
    to talia1169.....best wishes to pass the exam.....i remember then forget so this is going to be a real test. my dad has been dead for 13 yrs. i remeber his words..." the ability to engage in a battle is more of a reward then the win itself"...so true. I put alot of time and emotional equity in the preparation. if for some chance i do not pass i will put this behind and go forward and take it again....makes me pack more ammunition......

    good luck wil let you know how i did ......
  10. by   gmatrish
    to mountaintop7...thanks for the advise and encouragement...appreciated...my co-worker took the exam 12/04 she said alot of common sense......the first couple of questions set the groundwork for you....they can be time consuming so give it the best and go forward......dont look at the clock and do not ck any.... always answer the question.....they try to stump you in the first part so you slow down.....

    I was told to keep my head above the psychologic influence the test producers try to evoke so you fail....i tell you this is going to be a real test for me........

    My dtr in law took the same exam in another state...she is a nurse for 5 yrs ...2 yrs cm position.......did not study....aced it..... now u tell me...........


    well will let u know how i do .........
  11. by   mountaintop7
    gmatrish,
    I too am 50+, with many years of nursing exp. Again, I say to you, You can do this. Relax, exhale. Read each question, read each choice, then choose an answer.
    Have Faith, with God, all things are possible. You can do this.
  12. by   gmatrish
    to mountaintop7 thank you so much again for the support...just finished studying...started 6pm now 9:43 pm est.....good to hear from a 50+ person ..... I am praying as hard as i can...have to laugh my dad used to call it panic prayer.......last minute soul searching before the big kill!!!!! glad i have this support...

    talk later bless all gmatrish
  13. by   CCaylor
    I'm taking my test in less than 3 hours and I'm so nervous! I don't feel anywhere near prepared, I hear it's a lot of common sense, but the Medicare/medicade and HIPPA information is all new to me. I hear this is a majority of the test...how can that be common sense then. UGH! I can't wait for this to be over!!!

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