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
· twelve new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $178,933;
· two satisfied judgments, for $15,904, and
· no bankruptcies.
Here’s the breakdown by hospital:
· Crouse had five, totaling $48,153
· St Joe’s had five, for $52,204 (including credit for both judgments), and
· SUNY Upstate added another three, totaling $46,759
A local rehabilitation center made up the $15,913 difference.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.