Mom's personal account at the nursing home.
My mom has some money at the nursing home patient fund account for her use and is also on Medicaid. We recently moved her to a new nursing home in another state and the previous nursing home says she has a minimal balance (which, in my opinion, there should be no balance since they accepted Medicaid) and they are refusing to release her money to her until that gets sorted out. It has already been 3 months since she was moved and they are still holding her money. I am not sure what else to do. Her balance is roughly $1700.00 and her patient fund account is roughly $700.00. Can they keep her money like that since she was taken as a Medicaid patient? I keep calling and don't get much information. They said they have been talking with Medicaid and it is under review. Any ideas? I don't want to contact a lawyer since their fees will likely total more than what this case is worth and also, I don't have the money to get a lawyer right now. Any thoughts on this are appreciated.