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1. What state are you located in?
2. Are you an executor under a Will?
3. I don't understand how the insurance company is telling you they are still processing the claim while at the same time sending you a denial. Is this really what's happening or am I missing something?
4. What does the medical facility say the estate owes it? Have you ever called to find out?
Based on this law, it appears that the medical facility's delay means the claim is now barred against the estate. So, if you provided them with proper notice under CA law then you should have no personal exposure. As the personal representative, you must have completed a Notice of Administration to Creditors (Form DE-157, Judicial Counsel) and you must have mailed to the creditor a photocopy of the signed Notice of Administration to Creditors form, together with a copy of a blank Creditor's Claim form (Form DE-172, Judicial Council).