I suggest you contact the local Medicaid office and pose this question directly to someone familiar with how the program operates. You may also want to review the contract in existence between your mother and the nursing home. I am pretty confident that any unused portion of a Medicaid payment would be returned to Medicaid and not go to the estate.
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I am sorry for your loss.
You need to look at the nursing home contract, which may be monthly. There may or may not be a refund due and who it is payable is probably the payor, so in this case Medicaid.
I would ask the business office and they should answer your questions.
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