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 five new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $42,666.
- There was one satisfied judgment, for $7,251.
- And there was one bankruptcy listed this week, for $75,000.
By hospital, here’s the breakdown for this week:
- Crouse had two, totaling $14,061
- SUNY Upstate added another four, for $89,504
- St. Joseph’s and Community (part of Upstate), had no filings.
When there are any, I subtract 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. SUNY got the credit this week.
Another regional healthcare center made up the $6,850 difference between the overall total and the local hospital totals.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.