Silver Lake Hospital to pay $19M over Medicare false claims


New Jersey-based Silver Lake Hospital agreed to pay more than $18.6 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) addressing allegations of false claims submitted to Medicare for inpatient cost outlier payments.

The settlement, announced Tuesday by the DOJ, also resolves allegations Silver Lake violated the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act (FDCPA) regarding the transfer of millions of dollars in the hospital’s money to investors without receiving equivalent value in return. As a result, Silver Lake’s principal investor and a Florida-based fund manager that serves the hospital’s investors agreed to pay $12 million in restitution.

The entire Silver Lake settlement amount is also restitution, according to the settlement agreement.

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