CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 6

: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   armywifenurse
    I am scheduled to take the text next week. I am nervous! I have read the CM Handbook front to back, have made flash cards, and have practiced with a CD-ROM. I think I am ready....wish me luck!
  2. by   dria
    you will do just fine!

    do post back and let us know about your experience. i'm quite curious to hear how it goes, what with this being the first computerized test and all...
  3. by   rnccm
    I took the test yesterday. Not nearly what I expected. Will find out in 2-4 weeks if I passed.
  4. by   clayoub
    I just took the exam today; I can't tell how I did at all. I'm hoping since it is a computerized exam that I'll receive the results soon. A lot of what I studied was not on the exam, but I did study hard!
  5. by   armywifenurse
    Just took the test on Friday. I studied like a mad woman, and was surprised at how little the test touched on some topics. There was lots of psych questions.... counseling, drug addiction (AA), DSM's, etc. A few questions on HMO's/PPO's, and quite a few on the case management process...interpersonal skills (communication), the order of how to do things, etc. My question for the rest of you is how long to expect the results to be ready? I think a previous poster wrote 2-4 weeks. Is that pretty reasonable?
  6. by   dria
    considering when i tested back in 10/2007, i didn't get results until 01/2008, that sounds pretty reasonable to me! may be hard to tell, after all, this is the first exam using the new format.

    try not to worry too much about the results. i've spoken to a lot of people who took the exam, and we all agree that it is nothing like we expected!
  7. by   clayoub
    Quote from emeraldga
    there were quite of lot of cultural based questions and alot of psychosocial. There was hardly anything on Medicare/Medicaid ( which I studied a heck of a lot of).

    I agree with you! I studied so much about medicaid/medicare. Also I studied a lot of who pays first and secondary insurance, the birthday rule, custody etc. I didn't see anything about that!
  8. by   clayoub
    I received an e-mail and the results of the exam won't be in until mid-January. I guess they have to wait until all of the exams are taken. :wink2:
  9. by   lynnr_98
    It's officially mid-January today and still no results! This waiting is killing me! I'm scheduled to take the COHN-S exam on 1/17/09 and would feel much better going into it knowing if I had passed the CCM exam. Oh well, I guess I just have to learn to have some patience! :chuckle
  10. by   clayoub
    I'm right there with you! Everyone at work keeps asking me about the results and it's driving me crazy! I don't understand why it's so hard to grade. I have my COHN-S, and I feel the same as I did when I took that test...I have no idea how I did!
  11. by   clayoub
    I finally got my results on Friday; I passed
  12. by   BahaMamamaRN
    Congratulations clayoub
  13. by   rnccm
    I passed! Yeah