Since mid-2012, I've been tracking health care related filings. I include anything that is clearly a debt owed to a hospital, nursing home, physician or physician group, medical supplier, and so on; I do not include filings by insurance companies, many of which are so diversified it would not be a fair assumption that the filing is related to medical care or health insurance.
- This week, there were 15 new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $222,871.
- There was one satisfied judgment, for $5,430.
- And there was one health care related bankruptcy, for $11,838.
I also track filings for each of the four Syracuse hospitals. Here’s the breakdown for this week:
- Crouse had four, totaling $21,610
- St Josephs had none
- SUNY Upstate had ten, totaling $178,824
- Community, part of Upstate, had none
There were two filings, one judgment and one bankruptcy, for other medical facilities totaling $28,845.
This year, I’m subtracting the satisfied judgments from the overall totals and from the individual hospital totals; the likelihood is that they've already been incorporated into the numbers at some point now, since I’ve been tracking this for two and a half years.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.