Meet the Team: Stacy Graves

We’d like to introduce you to Healthy Bytes’ team member, Stacy Graves! Stacy is an Eligibility Specialist in our North Carolina office, where she conducts eligibility estimates on behalf of your clients. She has 15-plus years of experience in the healthcare industry; her previous employment involved physician claims processing, contracting and credentialing at a pediatrics private practice. Sound familiar?

Meet Stacy!

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Hello! I found Healthy Bytes through a temp agency that helped me find employment in the healthcare field. The agency was familiar with my background in the healthcare industry and they had a feeling I would love working at Healthy Bytes. They were right! 

I love how Healthy Bytes puts providers first so that providers can focus on their clients. I know first-hand how much time and dedication running a private practice can take. Providers need to be able to dedicate their time and energy to seeing clients rather than stressing about credentialing, contracting and insurance claims filing. It takes a lot of time to research and find out what coverage a client has or if a client needs a prior approval or referral before an appointment. These are the things that Healthy Bytes offers, helping to take that burden off of the dietitians and CNSs.

I started my career in healthcare in 1999, working as a medical biller and coding specialist for an endocrinology and rheumatology practice in Charlotte, NC. Just after a year, I was introduced to two doctors who were opening up a new practice. I was offered a Practice Manager position at the new private pediatric practice, where I was responsible for recruitment, physician contracting and credentialing, billing and collections, insurance fee schedule renegotiations, and all financial aspects of the business. I enjoyed helping that practice grow over the years and after 14 years I decided to resign and take a much-needed personal sabbatical!

Now with Healthy Bytes, I love that I am assisting RDNs as well as the RDNs’ clients. I want to make sure they know the exact coverage they have before their nutrition counseling appointment. With my years of expertise, I know what to ask the insurance representative in order to get a clear and concise answer for the provider.

I aim to grow with the company and join my team members to help with claims processing, contracting and credentialing and other departments. I look forward working in all aspects of the business. I also value our constant communication between the NY and NC Healthy Bytes offices. The fact that we communicate daily with our fellow team members out of our New York office is just wonderful. Healthy Bytes values its employees on a personal level, and that makes me value the company even more.

Lastly, I want to share with you that I became a vegetarian about four years ago, and have been vegan for two years. After watching "Forks Over Knives," I strongly believe that a plant-based diet is best for me! I also love to garden and cook. I look forward to working with you!  

Please welcome Stacy below!