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About Case Management Study Guide

Your Guide to Passing the CCM Exam

This website was created when I started studying for the CCM Exam, but soon noticed that the information I needed to know was not easy for me to personally understand. I needed to organize all of my notes by knowledge domain, and thought this information could help others who were studying for the exam. Thus, was created.

I read the study guides, researched the web, spoke to a bunch of people, joined a study group, organized my notes and put all of that information online so I could easily access my notes from anywhere. Little did I know it was the start something big. Since’s launch in December of 2013, I’ve passed the CCM Exam in April of 2014 and have had thousands of visitors use it for help – and the numbers keep growing! I’d like to thank you for using!

The best part about all of this is the response I’ve been receiving from people like you. All of the thanks and praise for my hard work has driven me to work even harder on the website – to continue updating the information on the website and provide the world with the best CCM information possible. I smile each time I hear someone has passed because of me. Your contributions through your comments and continued use of are greatly appreciated.

If you’re new to this site, again I’m here to help you, so if you have any questions or comments (or suggestions!) about anything, please feel free to contact me anytime. And be sure to sign up for my email list so I can send you important information to help you pass the CCM Exam!

Best of luck!

About the Founders

Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

Founder - Nurse Case Manager

I have been a RN since 1994 and a Nurse Case Manager since 2011. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including, med surg, dialysis, oncology, hospice, SICU, LDRP, L&D and GI Lab. I have also worked as a travel nurse, agency nurse and patient service rep fitting patients for external defibrillators. I currently work as a telephonic Transplant Nurse Case Manager for a large insurance company.

I am the mother of 4 amazing children whom I home-schooled for a portion of their education and a four legged fur baby named Chloe. The most important things in my life are family, friends, love, helping others, learning, travel and the beach.

Abi Carmen

Abi Carmen

Co-Founder - Technical Strategist

Formerly from Chicago (26 cold years) but since January 2003 I have been living in Destin, Florida one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Aside from the laid back atmosphere, Destin and the surrounding 16 little beach enclaves are home to some of the most gorgeous white sand beaches I have ever seen in the 18+ countries I have been to. With my move South, I have created an abundance in my life due to the commitment, perseverance, positive attitude, personal development and what I love most, just being me.

I used to think I had to be the somebody someone else wanted but I learned that if I’m just myself, I will attract others like me to me. There is so much power within us all if we just figure out how to discover it or find a mentor to help us realize it. We were created for greatness, each of us in our own right, to touch and impact the lives of others. We were created with all the ‘stuff’ we need to succeed but somewhere along the way, we adopted belief systems that have kept us from reaching our full potential in life.

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