after a person dies that was on medicare. will there family have to pay for the services that that person recieved during the deceased lifetime
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
No I do not believe medicaire benefits must be repaid by family members after the deceased's death.
It is generally true that Medicare benefits do not have to be repaid. However, do not confuse this with Medicaid, a State-administered program where benefits sometimes have to be repaid.
General Practice Lawyer
I suggest you speak with a probate attorney in your area. The family is not responsible, but there may be a lien that will impact the estate and the likelihood of the family receiving any distributions. There may be some opportunity to negotiate the lien.