Hello everybody. I made a submit asking for common recommendation right here: https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/feedback/pxnkqa/stepdad_passed_away_and_i_need_some_advice_for_my/
However now I’ve a particular medical billing query.
My stepdad had no property that had been solely his. Joint checking account and joint possession of his truck. He did have a 401k.
The hospital payments will not be loopy as a result of out of pocket max for in community is $5000 and out of community is $9500.
Is his truck and joint checking account one thing collectors will go after? Or can my mother inform the hospital he had no property? From my understanding, the partner shouldn’t be accountable for medical debt; is that true?
My different query is about steadiness billing. It is unlawful in Oregon they usually went to an in community hospital. The supplier in emergency knowledgeable them he was not in community, however nobody else stated something like this.
So am I appropriate to imagine the invoice (if she has to pay) can be $5000+ regardless of the ED doc prices?
Thanks prematurely; there’s a lot to analysis and also you all are tremendous useful.