December 8, 2015

Tuesday's Number: $217,765

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, there were

  • eleven new judgments to hospitals, doctors, or other medical providers, totaling $210,265
  • no satisfied judgments, and
  • one bankruptcy, for $7,500

Here’s the breakdown by hospital:

  •  Crouse had four, totaling $38,136
  •  SUNY Upstate had seven, totaling $174,424

A home health services company accounted for the remaining $5,205. 

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

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