January 21, 2014

Tuesday's Number: $624,902

Tuesday is the day my local paper, the Syracuse Post-Standard, publishes 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.

Each week, I track 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 32 judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $616,849.

·         There was one satisfied judgment, for $8,053.

·         And, there were no health care related bankruptcies.

New this year, I’m tracking filings for each of the four Syracuse hospitals. Here’s the breakdown for this week:
·         Crouse had nine, totaling $95,045
·         St Joe’s had three, for $27,884
·         SUNY Upstate had twenty, totaling $493,020
·         Community General, a part of Upstate, had one, for $8,053  

The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.

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