“There is so much opportunity to support those receiving HCBS benefits services in the home. It is important to help payors provide the services needed for their members, services that improve quality of life.”
As the Principal and VP of Business Development for LifewiseCHM, Katy Dodd focuses on maintaining and developing relationships with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations while supporting LifewiseCHM’s growth and reach.
Recently, we connected with Katy to learn more about her role at LifewiseCHM. Read below for her insights:
Describe your current role with LifewiseCHM.
As VP of Business Development, I focus on maintaining and developing relationships with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and Medicaid plans. This includes working to support benefit managers, helping authorization/bill claims and working with the provider relations contacts and the contractor network.
As the company Principal, I support the overall growth of LifewiseCHM and keep a pulse on legislation that can impact HCBS, especially for Medicaid plans across the U.S.
What is your favorite part of being part of the LifewiseCHM team?
Helping people. We truly make a difference in people’s lives and I get to see it every day. The individuals and families we provide services to are so very thankful.
What motivates you most about your focus with LifewiseCHM?
The opportunities that exist. There is so much opportunity to support those receiving HCBS benefits services in the home. It is important to help payors provide the services needed for their members to remain in the home and improve quality of life.
Who, or what inspires you?
My mom…her drive and positive attitude; the members that we work with (advocating for their family) with everything stacked against them yet remaining positive and hopeful for a better quality of life; my team as they remain focused on our mission of providing best in class clinical home modifications.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Do the right thing right. I think that sums it all up. Doing the right thing right may not always be easiest…but when focused on providing this, everything typically falls in place. It’s truly about one’s Integrity to follow through with the best possible intent and do it right the first time.
What surprises you about your work at LifewiseCHM?
The amazing partnerships we have been able to forge with the plans. We have worked very closely with them over the past several years and have been able to establish a level of communication and trust that I feel very fortunate to have.
What is your favorite quote?
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”