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 seventeen new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $292,895.
- There were no satisfied judgments.
- And there were eight health care related bankruptcies, totaling $197,901.
I also track filings for each of the four Syracuse hospitals. Here’s the breakdown for this week:
- Crouse had twelve, for $200,706
- St Josephs had seven, totaling $146,938
- SUNY Upstate added six, for $143,152
- Community, part of Upstate, had no filings.
When there are any, I subtract the satisfied judgments from the overall total 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.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.