CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 33

: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   kerryboy1
    I am older than 55, but I have never had test phobia, which helps. Also, I work in Integrated Case Management,(Care Coordination at my workplace) and do many case reviews. Its good to know the types of case reviews-prospective,concurrent, & retro. Also, I am used to types of payers (good to know TPA's),also about Medicare/Medicaid, Tricare/Champus. Not too much detail on any; just good to know what they are. Also, Medicare payment time frames for hospitalization. There is not too much focus on any one thing; very broad based (as is Case Management itself). I used "Secrets of the CCM Exam" more than anything it helped me. I plan to sell my copy on Amazon, which is where I purchased it. I really learned a lot in my studies, about topics I don't deal with on a daily basis. I am going to take my condensed version of the material, which I typed myself (like class notes) to work with me, as an additional reference.
    And, I found this site the very morning of which I took the test in the afternoon. Some good help & insight here. Good luck, all!:heartbeat
  2. by   s8472
    Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone have any study materials for sale?

    Is anyone in NY planning to take the exam?

    Are there any study groups?

    Take Care.

    Any help is appreciated.
  3. by   RNNYC78
    I live in nyc and is planning to take the test in August. Lets do a study group together. Email me at
    talk to you soon!
  4. by   tensgrrl
    Hi, I have a copy of a Case Managers Study Guide, 2nd edition, by Fattorusso and Quinn. I paid close to $100 on Amazon, there is writing and yellow highlights, but someone can have it for free if you pay postage and handling.
  5. by   s8472
    Let me know and is there anything else I should study?
  6. by   s8472
    Hi Tensgrrl,

    My email is

    Thank you.
  7. by   tensgrrl
    Hi, I sent you an email, did you get it?
  8. by   joyhiker1
    I don't think so. I have been working alot extra lately and been busy since the test. email me.
  9. by   lpncaltc
    Do I have to resubmit a whole new application to include supervisors validation if I want to retake the exam??? I did not pass , actually thought I did fairly well, geez. My dashboard finally has the update, however it only allows me to start a new application - no option was listed to retake? Anyone know how to bypass the entire process of application submission again? Thanks!
  10. by   janice26
    i agree with kerryboy1,the CCM exam secrets helped me a good amount.No wonder it recieved a 5 star rating.I got a really good deal on mine at for $25.It took alot of searching to get it for that price.
  11. by   bling32
    CCM Certificate Received!

    I took the exam on 04/15/11 and I received the certificate in the mail on 05/10/11. That was really fast. I was anticipating 6 weeks.

    Best Wishes to all!
  12. by   lpncaltc
    Got the preliminary " pass" following my retake test!! So happy!!
  13. by   Nurse Denise
    took the ccm exam last friday 8/26 and passed.

    i only studied for a few hours the days prior to the test...the few things that i felt were the most beneficial were as follows:
    1) glossary from ccmc site
    2) ccm exam secrets - nicely condensed, good price, immediate download if you don't want to wait for the books
    3) prime - essentials in case management

    i also looked at a case managers study guide by denise fattorusso and dr. linton hutchinson's site.[color=#00681c]

    none of the practice questions on any of the resources were on my ccm exam...and where the practice exam answer options were things like 1 & 2, or 3 &4, or all of the above, or none of the above, the ccm exam questions were not like that at chose one answer. if anything, studying and going over questions may not have prepared me for the content of the exam, however it did prepare me on test taking. sort of got me in the mind frame to take a test...don't leave any questions unanswered, don't second guess yourself and change answers unless you know for a fact that you have the right answer, take your time and read the question and all of the answers well before you answer, etc.

    a lot of the test was common sense....i happened to have a lot of psych related questions on mine, which someone else said that they did too.

    glad they give the preliminary results now - i don't think i could wait 4-6 weeks to find out if i passed! lol

    good luck to everyone who takes it! *wine