Hi all, have a question about Medicare. Are they really slow to process claims? For the last 2 months we’ve been receiving Medicare statements for my MIL, for doctor's appointments, oxygen and other services dating back to August 2017! Up until today, the statements said Medicare paid their portion and that she would not be billed anything. Today we got one, it’s for a test that was done in February 2018 at Stanford when she went for a lung transplant consultation and Medicare did not pay all of it and they said she could expect to be billed $3. So I am just wondering, why did they just now pay the claim 7 months later? Are they really that slow or is it the doctors offices that are slow to bill them or what? If Stanford sends a bill for $3 I am tempted to tell them “sorry you are 3+ Months too late seeing as how she died in June!”. She was on hospice from March 1-June 1 and they’ve already billed Medicare and been paid. Yet we are still getting Medicare statements for other things that occurred as far back as August 2017! Is it Medicare or the doctors who are so slow? Now I’m wondering what else is out there that Medicare hasn’t paid or been billed for yet and what they expect a dead woman to pay!