Maryland has reportedly fined at least 24 nursing homes in the state for failure to disclose information on coronavirus deaths and infections in their facilities.
Letters and reports dating back to the beginning of March indicate the state’s Office of Health Care Quality fined 24 Medicare-certified facilities between $250 and $750 in early May for violating an executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) that required them to provide the state with data daily, according to The Washington Post.
Fran Phillips, the state’s deputy secretary for public health, said that the fines have been associated with a nearly 100 percent increase in compliance with reporting, the Post noted, saying it went from 50 percent to about 98 percent after the fines were levied.
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