CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 8
: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
Feb 8, '09Occupation: Medicaid Case Manager for HMO Specialty: ER; Acute Care; UM; SNF; Hospice ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 3; Likes: 5Just scheduled my test date is April 8th!! Wish me luck! Got to keep studying
Feb 8, '09Occupation: RN Case Manager Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, Managed Care, Home Health, ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 13; Likes: 5Good luck all on your CCM exam in April, I now work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and all of the ones that went from my place of employment in December, passed.
Larissa, I sent you some information to your email address, OK?
Feb 9, '09From: US ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 129; Likes: 3Quote from toinette1953Pam - What book did your fellow employees use to study from? Also, how many months did some of them prepare, I am currently taking classes towards my BSN and scheduled to take exam in August. Thanks!Good luck all on your CCM exam in April, I now work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and all of the ones that went from my place of employment in December, passed.
Larissa, I sent you some information to your email address, OK?
Feb 9, '09Occupation: RN Case Manager Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, Managed Care, Home Health, ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 13; Likes: 5Funny Girl,
The nurses at Blue Cross used all sorts of books, they even scheduled study groups among themselves during the lunch hour, whomever had experience in Workers Comp taught a little of WC, remember this test is not necessarily for your nursing knowledge or experience. Social workers and others are eligible to sit for this exam. There will be long term care, case management in SNFs, insurance, Medicare and Medicaid will be address, home health, psych, along with the psych drugs used for whatever conditions, I took it in 2007, there were items on there about electroconvulsive shock therapy.
This is what helped me and I do not know the specific names of the books the ladies all used, but I will share with you what I have shared w/ others that helped me tremendously.
This is a copy of an email I sent to LARISSA telling her of the book that I used that was so comprehensive and a GREAT website that helped me most of all, I purchased 1 week worth of access:
[FONT=Andalus]I had many books that surrounded me prior to the test, but realized I only needed one that was comprehensive, But I can tell you where to purchase it on . ALSO, I had access to a website that was my BEST FRIEND, another nurse told me about it and I paid for one week's access to this site, it was comprehensive and it tested me over and over and over again! I immersed myself into this one website for the entire week and had no problems once I got to the testing site. I will give you a link to this valuable website and the info on the book.
[FONT=Andalus]Here is the link to the website that is awesome, you can purchase a week, two weeks access, even a month!
[FONT=Andalus]Below this link, I copied and pasted info from there
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Feb 9, '09Occupation: RN Case Manager Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, Managed Care, Home Health, ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 13; Likes: 5Here is another CD that some nurse puchase as well, I am told that it really helped!
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Feb 10, '09From: US ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 129; Likes: 3Toinette - Thanks so much for you helpful replies!! I did go toand order that book, since the book I have is old (like me :-) ) and most likely not as current as the one you suggested. Someone else told me that they too purchased the same book you recommended. I the Certistep CD is a bit pricey for me, since I am struggling now in this economy (husband is laid off), but the website you recommended is more 'doable' for me. I already checked it out and took the 30 question practice quiz. At least it gives you options whether to purchase 1 days, 1 week, 30 days or more. I will definitely being do that when it gets closer to exam month, since I think it will help me. I don't get test anxiety, I just feel that there are areas that I don't know since we do medical case mgt. I just hope my BSN courses don't interfere with studying for this exam. Again, thanks so much for your reply and helpful tips!!
Feb 11, '09Joined: May '05; Posts: 54; Likes: 15I just passed the CCM exam in December and used the Certistep CD. It was quite pricey at $249 but well worth it. After studying all the questions on that CD, I was more than prepared for the test. I actually thought the test was easy and feel that the CD helped immensely. Since I'm now CCM certified and don't need the CD anymore, I'm willing to sell it for a discounted price. If anyone is interested, send me a message.
Mar 9, '09Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in Case Management ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 3; Likes: 4Congratulations on passing your exam!
I might be interested in purchasing the cd's you used. If you like, you can email me with the info on them.
Apr 5, '09Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 5I can't figure out how to post....how am I going to pass the exam next week!!!!
Apr 5, '09Occupation: pending Specialty: Case management, ER, ICU, home care, hos ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 1; Likes: 1I am new to this site. I am impressed with the responses. I too am looking to go into case management-utilization. I was not sure where to start but these posting have given me a great starting point!
I have 34 years of experience, 20 + years as a case amanger in home care and hospice, 14 years acute care from ER, ICU to surgical step-down unit.
I reviewing the posting, is it best to have experience in case management-utilization before taking the exam?
Your feedback will be appreciated.
Apr 6, '09Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 5I too have been an RN for 34 yrs, went from ICU to case management in a large teaching hospital. So different from bedside, I am having a hard time studying for the exam because I am so used to clinical and this is so much new info. Take it on the 13th and just keep reading the same info over and over. The real world is very different than the study material for me!
Apr 6, '09Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 5I have less than one week to exam, so much info, any ideas on what to study on the last push? Everyone says have a good dinner and a glass of wine the night before!