Has anyone taken CCMC Exam? Looking for advice.

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Hello, I've been a case manager almost my whole nursing career, for 5 yrs as an LVN, a break for a few years as an RN, and CM again last 7yrs. I took the UC Riverside 2yr certification program in medical case management a few years ago, and never took the BC or CCM exams bc my jobs never required it.

But now I am looking at doing it to increase opportunities.  I am having a hard time finding adequate test prep resources.  I bought the minimal and pretty weak options available through the CCMC apps, and now am hoping there's a good test prep book on par w like a Lippincott NCLEX prep book, or a Kaplan NCLEX test prep class. Does anything like this exist?

 

If not, what do you reccomend I use?

Specializes in Utilization Review, Critical Care, OR, SNF.

Deanna Gillingham's book CCM Made Easy is the gold standard. Her website is also a great resource.  Good luck! 

Specializes in RN Case Manager.

Thanks!

Specializes in Telemetry, Case Management.

I agree with GonzoRN, Deanna Gillingham's book CCM Made Easy really is the only book you need. I have been a case manager for 6 yrs and briefly flipped through that book, focusing on Medicare because I don't deal with that much, and I passed the test in a little over an hour on my first try. I think that if you are a working case manager, you will know most of the information on the test. It is supposed to be practice focused...and it is. So just focus on what you don't normally do and spend your time studying that. Good luck!

Specializes in RN Case Manager.
13 minutes ago, Redhead,RN said:

 So just focus on what you don't normally do and spend your time studying that. Good luck!

That's great advice, thanks!

 

Book arrived today, thanks to you both for the tip. 

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