Lavonya Chapman Esq., RN, CMSP

Associate General Counsel, Optum Settlement Solutions

As Associate General Counsel at Optum Settlement Solutions, Lavonya Chapman is as a consultant on Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) claim compliance issues, including Mandatory Insurer Reporting, ICD injury code reporting, Conditional Payment and Treasury Resolution, Medicare Set-Aside Allocations, CMS approval and professional administration.Prior to joining Optum in 2014, Lavonya served as director of MSP compliance for Arthur J. Gallagher & Company for 14 years. She was also the claim director for a new liability captive in which nearly all the claimants/plaintiffs were Medicare beneficiaries or dual eligible. Additionally, Lavonya has experience in private law practice, litigating medical malpractice, premises and auto liability claims as well as workers compensation cases. She taught pharmacology many years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was a utilization review and HIPAA consultant for the Alabama Hospital Association. Lavonya presents on all aspects of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act as it pertains to claim compliance involving all type of claims. She is a licensed registered nurse, an attorney licensed in both Alabama and Florida, and a certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional.