Physician Groups

Billing for Your Physician-Owned Laboratory

Managing a thriving practice while keeping up with the requirements necessary to maximize reimbursements and stay in compliance with lab regulations can be challenging. Phytest offers solutions that allow your team to focus on managing your office-based lab, while using our expertise to ensure you get paid for the tests your lab performs. Most internal office-based billing teams are proficient in managing physician billing but not always prepared to manage the challenges presented by laboratory RCM. Physician-owned labs are then presented with a decision—either stretch existing billing staff or hire additional lab-specific billing personnel. Phytest offers a number of solutions to meet the individual needs of your physician-owned lab.

For more than 20 years, Phytest has successfully managed hundreds of clients and is uniquely qualified to handle the daily challenges that labs face. Our trained billing experts maximize reimbursements and provide the highest level of customer service to your patients.

Dual Remit Solutions

Dual Remit Solutions
Through our dual remit technology, Phytest can separate and direct remittance advice notices (ERAs) to the appropriate work queue. You can choose to have Phytest manage your lab RCM while your internal billing staff manages your office receipts or Phytest can manage RCM for the entire practice on one consolidated platform. By consolidating billing and collections with Phytest, practices of all sizes can reduce overhead and increase profits across the entire medical practice.

Physician Managed Lab Services

Are you a practice owner looking to increase ancillary revenue without the start-up and ongoing costs of running a lab? Phytest enables physicians to increase revenue by providing a turn-key solution that manages the complexities of delivering high-quality lab testing without the regulatory burden of managing an in-office lab. Through our Physician Managed Lab Services, we have proudly managed more than 700 physicians in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, dermatology, reproductive medicine, rheumatology, pathology and more. Our reconciliations are clear, concise and reviewed with you monthly by your dedicated account manager. Please contact Phytest to see if Physician Managed Lab Services is available in your area.

Analytics & Business Intelligence

Phytest takes the guesswork out of tracking and managing practice data and payment metrics. We understand that the biggest challenge to many practices is transparency and access to accurate, usable data. Our Phytest Atlas RCM platform provides insights into payment trends, opportunities and performance. Our reporting suite is available 24/7 and provides an unparalleled level of visibility into the data you need to manage your practice successfully.

Analytics & Business Intelligence
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Analytics & Business Intelligence

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As a physician, you face challenges to your practice every day. Revenue cycle management shouldn’t be one of them. Phytest’s RCM solution is tailored to your practice’s specific needs allowing you to focus on your patients while keeping your revenue flowing.

Contact us today to learn more.

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David Crane

Co-founder

After years of leadership in the lab industry, David co-founded Phytest in 1998. His current responsibilities include overseeing the company's strategic direction, opening new lines of business and maintaining existing client relationships, and providing oversight to sales efforts in primary and new business lines.

Prior to Phytest, David served as chief operating officer at Southeast Gynecologic Oncology. He was also a partner at MedTest, a laboratory servicing the home health sector, before selling the company. He also held positions at Coram Healthcare and Merrill Lynch. 

David holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance from the University of Florida and a master’s in business administration in finance from Georgia State University.

David is married to Dr. Jessica McCluskey Crane, a retina surgeon, and they have four sons and two golden retrievers. When he’s not in the office, David enjoys golf, tennis, platform tennis and water sports.

Wade McKenzie

Co-founder

As co-founder, Wade has been a driving force behind Phytest from the very beginning. He is currently responsible for the overall operation and performance of the company. He not only stewards the delivery of world-class customer attentiveness, led by a team of skilled professionals but also Phytest’s technologically advanced business processes and solutions. 

Prior to Phytest, Wade held leadership roles at Anheuser-Busch, Sawyer Ferguson Walker and J Walter Thompson. Wade served in the Marine Corps for four years and has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Florida. 

Wade is married with two children and one dog. 

Bill Pappas

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Bill joined Phytest in 2002 and helps guide the company’s talented revenue cycle, technology, client satisfaction and patient experience teams. He also works closely with Phytest customers to develop and enhance custom solutions. Before joining Phytest, Bill held operations and project management leadership positions in the financial services and digital marketing industries.

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He is also a registered civil mediator in the state of Georgia with a focus on resolving personal, healthcare and employment-related disputes.

A resident of the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta, you can find him exploring the city with his two kids, running, biking or playing pickup soccer. 

Kathy Wood

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As CFO, Kathy provides leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting team, which handles all reconciliations and reporting for our clients.

Kathy has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare accounting industry. Prior to joining Phytest in 2016, Kathy was a senior accounting manager for Cotiviti, a leader in healthcare payment policy and analytics, and the controller of the outsourced accounting services division of Aprio, one of the largest regional accounting firms in Atlanta.

She graduated from Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Kathy is married and a dog mom to Bingo. She enjoys international travel, photography, fitness, and time with family and friends.

Greg Perini

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Greg manages new business development at Phytest, focusing on new client acquisition, strategic partnerships and overall growth initiatives for the company. Greg has served in healthcare leadership roles for more than 25 years, with expertise in sales, business development and operations at both the regional and national level.

Throughout his career, Greg has led growth efforts in laboratory and physician revenue cycle management and the home health industries. His experience includes strategic plan development, building brand awareness and market share and implementing process and financial performance improvement initiatives.

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Ramapo College of New Jersey and a master’s in business administration in finance from Seton Hall University.

He is married with two children and enjoys college football, mixed martial arts, golf and gardening.

Mat Jimmerson

Mathew Jimmerson

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Mathew leads Phytest’s ongoing technology innovation initiatives that explore the latest in healthcare technologies and our proprietary automated intelligence engines. He has successfully created Phytest’s revenue cycle management services into a technology platform that is easy to use and reduces the human element of failure. He also leads our internal team of highly talented engineers and support staff.

Prior to joining Phytest in 2008, Mat founded and operated Comp-Med Solutions, Inc., a small technology firm based out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL which provides dental offices with a turnkey solution to seamlessly convert all paper and analog systems to digital. He has more than eighteen years of experience in healthcare technology and operations.

When Mat is not innovating, you can find him somewhere in the woods with his wife and three children. He enjoys kayaking, camping, hiking and spending time with his family.

Chuck Womble

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE CYCLE OPERATIONS

Chuck joined Phytest in 2020 and oversees the billing and collections for our customers.

While attending college, Chuck also worked full-time at LaGrange Internal Medicine, where he managed the billing and collections department for six doctors over eight years. Later, he worked for Medic, an ambulatory and EHR software vendor, where he implemented the Medic PM and Tiger practice management software. He also has experience working with Misys Healthcare Systems, where he provided in-depth training on software platforms and improved their collections, and Allscripts, where he was a software product specialist.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LaGrange College.

Chuck and wife have been married for more than 30 years, and the two have known each other since kindergarten. They have two children, Garrett and Abby.