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
· 31 new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers, totaling $490,576
· one satisfied judgment, for $12,543 and
· three bankruptcies, for $174,070.
Here’s the breakdown by hospital:
· Crouse had twelve, totaling $102,413
· St Joe’s had six, totaling $49,147 (including credit for the satisfied judgment)
· SUNY Upstate added another fourteen, for $319,801, and
· Community General, a part of Upstate, added one, for $123,631.
This week brought us only the fifth filing of the year for Community General, the other four having come in the first quarter. A rehab center ($50,810) and a medical group ($6,301) make up the difference between the overall and hospital totals.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.