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Yes, POD accounts are not part of the estate so log as the beneficiary is live when they were to be paid.
It's not a part of the probate code because it's not part of the probate.
If you will reply and tell me your state I can run a quick search to see if there is any case law but this is one of those things that is so much a part of the lw that there might not be any case law because no one would challenge it.