Posted by Kristine-CA on July 18, 2007 at 22:51:09:
My understanding is that in CA, Medi-CAL is the federal program
administered by the state. As far as I know, all Medicaid is
administered at the state level. I have never seen the Feds go after
property or probate estates to get reimbursed in CA. Have you?
The reason I ask is that I would definitely want to know if there is
another agency or agencies that are separate from DHS. I have
researched and read hundreds of probate files and I read the recorded
doc index daily. I’ve never seen the feds place a med lien or or act as a
creditor in an estate. Maybe it works differently in other states. I
would definitely be interested in the name of a fed agency that
encumbers property for medical debt.