As Associate General Counsel, Lavonya Chapman is a consultant on Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) claim compliance issues, including Mandatory Insurer Reporting, ICD injury code reporting, Conditional Payment Resolution, Medicare Set-Aside Allocations, CMS approval and professional administration.
Prior to joining Optum, Lavonya served as director of MSP compliance for Arthur J. Gallagher & Company. 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. As a registered nurse and pharmacology instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lavonya is an expert in utilization review and emergency medical services.
Lavonya presents on all aspects of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act as it pertains to claim compliance in the Property & Casualty system. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Samford University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Birmingham School of Law.