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
· nine new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers, totaling $185,058
· three satisfied judgments for $19,199 and
· one bankruptcy, for $17,957
Here’s the breakdown by hospital:
· Crouse had seven, totaling $41,449
· St Joe’s had one, totaling $9,839
· SUNY Upstate had two, totaling $98,969
· Community (a part of Upstate) got the last, for $9,779
Two medical practices accounted for the other $23,780. Crouse and SUNY Upstate shared the credits for the satisfied judgments.
The paper publishes only those accounts of at least $5,000.