January 15, 2013

Tuesday's Number: $657,698

Tuesday is the day my local paper, the Syracuse Post-Standard, publishes bizX, the weekly business section. In addition to special features, tips from stock experts, budgeting advice and the like, we get the judgment and bankruptcy listings.

As I did for much of last year, I will be 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, twenty people were listed with new judgments totaling $449,269 to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers.

This week, three people were listed as having satisfied judgments totaling $208,429 to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers.

Again this week, there were no health-care related bankruptcies listed.  

Dollar amounts crept back up; none of the twenty-three accounts was for less than $5,000 so we'll have to wait to find out if last week's low dollar filings signify a trend of any kind.

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