September 15, 2015

Tuesday's Number: $700,759

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.

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 brought us the largest number of filings and the third highest dollar total of the year, topped only by week one and week nine, both of which were over $1,000,000. 

  • This week, there were 41 new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers totaling $700,759.
  • There were no satisfied judgments.
  • And there were no bankruptcies. 

Here’s the breakdown by hospital: 

  • Crouse had ten, totaling $90,670
  • St Joe’s had three, for $21,069
  • SUNY Upstate added 27, totaling $568,268 

One of the North Country medical centers accounted for the final filling, $20.762. 

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