When services have been paid for by a person other than the deceased beneficiary,
payment will be made to the person or persons who paid for the services. (See GN 02335.035.) If the services were paid for by someone other than the beneficiary and that person
died before the Medicare payment to him was completed, payment will not be made to
that person's estate. Nor does the right to payment pass directly to the legal representative
of the beneficiary's estate. In such a case, payment will be made to a surviving relative
of the beneficiary in accordance with the priorities listed in A.2. above. If none
of the relatives listed survive, payment will then be made to the legal representative,
if any, of the beneficiary's estate.