What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Colorado
OK- bear with me. My wife's father passed away earlier this year. She was his personal representative and power of attorney. We have paid all his bills and dealt with all of his affairs up to this point. He had Medicare A and B, and other insurance, so most of his bills have been paid. One doctor, however, has had to be held by the hand a couple times in the past. We received a notice from the estate lawyer that the last day to submit a claim against his estate was in November. After the date had passed, we received a bill from the same problem doctor for claims not paid by Medicare. For some reason, Medicare won't deal with my wife, saying they can only talk to the actual person the claims are for. The doctor's office can't get the claim right, so it has been denied again.
He specifically stated in his will that any money was supposed to go to pay his medical debt first. As I said, we have paid any and all claims against him, medical and otherwise up to this point. This one is different, though. If the doctor's office would do it right, they would get their claim paid. The bill was invoiced after the final date to submit a claim against his estate.
Any thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.