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Nevada: DME exempted from sales tax

November 14, 2018HME News Staff

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Residents of Nevada last week voted in favor of exempting durable medical equipment from sales tax, according to a bulletin from VGM. Sixty-seven percent of voters approved the measure, which amends the Nevada Constitution to remove sales tax applied to DME, oxygen delivery equipment and mobility equipment when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider. Provider Doug Bennett, of Bennett Medical Services and NAMPS, rallied grassroots efforts to advocate for the change.

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Nevada ends tax on DME

November 10, 2016HME News Staff

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Residents of Nevada has voted to exempt DME from the state sales tax. Question #4 passed overwhelmingly with 72% of the vote. “It's a major win for the citizens of Nevada,” said Rich Pozesky, president of The Nevada State Association of Medical Product Suppliers, in a release. “This is only step one of the process; however, we are confident that this issue will eventually be law in our state.” Earlier this year, a coalition of HME providers gathered more...

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Providers seek tax-exempt status for HME

June 30, 2016HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - A group of providers on June 27 submitted more than 100,000 signatures to qualify an initiative to exempt certain HME from taxation for the November ballot, according to news reports. If it qualifies for the ballot, the initiative will ask voters whether certain HME, including oxygen tanks, ventilators and wheelchairs, should be exempt from the state's sales and use tax. Orthotics, prosthetics and certain other medical supplies are already exempt. Provider Doug Bennett of Bennett Medical...

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Woman sentenced for $11M fraud scheme

May 31, 2013HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada woman who defrauded Medicare of $11.1 million in an HME billing scheme was sentenced to more than four years in prison, according to a press release. Her sentence also includes three years of supervised release, and criminal forfeiture of $11.1 million in assets. Alegria Phankonsy, 43, formerly of Orange County, Calif., pleaded guilty in November 2012 to one count of healthcare fraud and one count of tax evasion. Between March 2005 and Feb. 2011, Phankonsy operated several HME...

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