My sister just sent me this text message:

I just received a phone call from Debbie Meadows 1 with ChamberlinEdmonds 2. She said she was calling to follow up on Mom’s Disability claim and Medicaid application. She asked for Nana’s maiden name 3 and said she would call me back to let me know the status of each.

1 I have no idea who this is. It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of this person.
2 I am still not clear what exactly this company does or how they’re involved in any of this. I’ve visited their website and they appear to be a private company that works with hospitals to recover money from patients that don’t pay. I suppose they may have some vested interest in helping people obtain Medicaid, but it really seems to me like something a government agency should be doing.
3 For the life of me I can’t imagine why anyone working on my mother’s Medicaid application would be interested in my grandmother’s maiden name.