Neverending oil and water optics of corporate for-profits and healthcare

Mednax, Inc.’s CEO Roger Medel on their Q1 2019 Earnings Call:

Looking across our service lines. Volumes increased modestly in most of our women and children specialties. In neonatology, the underlying trend of births at the hospitals where we provide services remained negative, but our volumes increased based on rate of admission into the neonatal intensive car unit and length of stay.

Thankfully, despite birth rate decreases at our hospital, either the babies were coincidentally sicker or we managed to squeeze more kids into unnecessary NICU admissions and longer stays, so we were still able to grow our profits.


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