Medicaid has an estate recovery program, where the department is entitled to reimbursement for any expenses paid on the decedent's behalf. They will send a notice to the heirs if they intend to pursue the claim; however, the state must pursue collections within 90 days from the date they receive notification of death:
As such, after 90 days the claim would be time barred.
In order to sell property owned by a decedent, if there is no trust and the home was not held as joint tenants with right of survivorship, an interested party (family, heir, etc) would need to petition the court to be appointed as personal representative. They would then inventory the assets, and distribute them according to the will (if no will, then via the laws of intestate succession). This explains the process of probate:
Generally the house is sold, and the proceeds distributed to the respective heirs.
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