Well another “I told you so” for iePolitics.com and inlandpolitics.com. We’ve been called liars and such over accusations about patient care, billing, and malpractice at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC). Now we learn that ARMC’s Medi-Cal and Medicare contracts are in jeopardy.
Both hospital director, Patrick Petre, and San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor, Josie Gonzales, attempt to downplay the significance of the actions taken by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; however, a loss of these contracts would be substantial. The hospital is required to provide care whether it gets paid for the services it provides or not and that includes care to Medicare and Medicaid patients.