The reason I work at Rainbows? It’s all about the money. Don’t laugh. It’s true. I work in the Finance office and my job is to do the insurance billing. My goal is to get as many claims paid as possible. It is the perfect position for this time in my life. My husband and I have an empty nest at home; although, with five cats, it’s anything but peaceful.
When I started work at Rainbows, I realized immediately that people there are passionate about their jobs and quality of life for the kids we serve. They take pride in every project, report and session. It’s contagious, this desire to make a difference. From Holly Smith, whose remarkable laughter delights children and parents alike as they enter and leave the building daily, to Cassie Coyan, the teacher that relates so beautifully to the preschoolers’ psyches, the Rainbows team is fervent in their desire to excel.
My husband and I owned a small business for over 17 years, in which we billed Medicaid for the Targeted Case Management program in the elderly community. We serviced six of the 11 Area Agencies on Aging in Kansas. Because our customers were non-profit agencies, we considered what we did a calling, more than a job. When our business closed in 2014, due to Kansas Medicaid changes, I knew I wanted a job that wasn’t just work. I wanted a mission.
When I arrive at Rainbows in the morning, I stop by the Babies’ room and say good morning. Their happy faces give me energy to move ahead with my day. If I’ve stared at numbers for too long, I walk by the children’s classrooms and watch them play, snack or nap for a few minutes. It readjusts my focus. I remember why I’m here. That’s why I work so hard to get every penny I can from the billing. I can make a difference in the lives of the children here. Using my skills, I make kids’ lives better. They’re worth it. Every child. Every day. This post was written by Carol Martin, Insurance Billing, Finance Department.