This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and other Hearst newspapers on December 9, 2019.
Dear Mr. Premack: My stepfather was in and out of the hospital, hospice, and finally died while in the nursing home. He was admitted as “Medicare pending” and we provided all the proper documentation so he could get approved by Medicare. The nursing home did all the filing and paperwork with Medicare, and he was denied twice. Now the nursing home has hired an attorney to collect the funds Medicare never paid them. Is my mother, as his widow, liable for that debt to the nursing home? - RT
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