My mom was in a nursing home locally in which she was accepted as Medicaid. She was there about 2 years and during that time there were a few months in which Medicaid did not pay the entire amount for each month, of which they did not address with Medicaid at that time. Now Mom has moved to another state and the local nursing home says that she has a balance of about $1800.00 and they are pursuing it through Medicaid. However, Mom has a patient fund account, at the local nursing home, in the amount of about $800.00 and they are refusing to release that money saying that until Medicaid pays her balance, it is considered a patient bill. Hence, holding onto the money as I know they will probably apply to her balance if Medicaid does not pay. I thought that since they accepted her as Medicaid, they could not keep the patient's patient fund account. I really am wanting to have this patient fund account sent to her new facility, but so far, no progress made in that direction. They absolutely refuse to release her money to her. Any ideas on this are greatly appreciated.