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 21 new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $391,556.
- There were three satisfied judgments, for $21,584.
- And there were no health care related bankruptcies.
I also track filings for each of the four Syracuse hospitals. Here’s the breakdown for this week:
- Crouse had four, totaling $11,293
- St Josephs had two, totaling $35,838
- SUNY Upstate had 16, totaling $323,839
- Community, part of Upstate, gets a ‘credit’ of $6,596
There was one judgment for a medical practice for $5,598, which makes up the balance.
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.