Last week, I ran across a pretty good, pretty concise introductory white paper on MMSEA by a Houston company, Medical Research Consultants. If you read the Adams Nye white paper here, and the MRC white paper here, you'll have a pretty good introduction to this nettlesome subject. And if you read everything on the CMS web site, you might even know enough to operate as an RRE, which every insurance company and self-insured tort defendant in the country is giong to have to learn to do.
One good piece of advice MRC gives that I haven't really seen too many places:
It is important for an RRE to obtain a copy of the most recent conditional payment summary prior to settlement either from the claimant or directly from MSPRC with an authorization signed by the claimant.
In other words, if there is to be any hope at all of settling the case, the sides are going to have to cooperate in getting the information long before they agree on settlement terms.