Since mid-2012, I’ve been tracking health care related filings. I include anything that is likely a patient 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 six judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $48,405.
- There was one satisfied judgment, totaling $8,326
- And there were no bankruptcies.
Here’s the breakdown by hospital:
- Crouse had two, for $13,328
- St. Joe’s had two, for $17,369, and
- SUNY Upstate had two, totaling $17,708
- Community had none
When there are any, I subtract the repayments from the overall totals and from the individual hospital totals, under the likelihood that they’ve already been incorporated into the numbers at some point now. This week, a local medical practice got the $8,300 credit.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.