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AAH state update: Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Rhode Island 

April 4, 2022HME News Staff

The Tennessee Senate has passed SB 2134, legislation to strengthen access to complex rehab technology. It would prohibit insurers from considering the location where CRT products will be used when making a medical necessity determination; require insurers to offer a prior authorization process for coverage determinations; and require insurers to pay 100% of benefits approved in a prior authorization issued by a plan. The legislation now heads to the Tennessee House for consideration. A companion...

Complex Rehab Technology, home and community-based services, sales tax

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PAMS gets sales tax dropped for breast pumps

August 9, 2021HME News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has successfully exempted breast pumps from sales tax as part of HB 725, which was recently passed by the state’s General Assembly, AAHomecare reports. The elimination of the sales tax will be applicable to all retail sales of items initiating, supporting or sustaining breast feeding effective Jan. 1, 2022. “I am thankful that we are able to help provide some relief to our members, as this endeavor was delayed...

Breast Pump, Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS), sales tax

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Retail sales: Know your Nexus

November 12, 2019Kamal Haddad

Q. I have an e-commerce website; what is my sales tax exposure?A. The general rule used to be you have to collect and remit sales tax in the states you have a physical location or Nexus. What is nexus? It's a connection between how and where you do business in a particular state. It could be a physical office, it could be a remote office, it could be where your sales reps live. But for the most part it was based on where your business had a physical presence, whether it be a location or agents. Unfortunately,...

e-commerce, Health Mobius, Kamal Haddad, sales tax

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NC waives tax for incontinence supplies

July 18, 2019HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina General Assembly has passed a bill that exempts medically prescribed diapers and incontinence products covered under the Medicaid program from the state sales tax starting Oct. 1, according to AAHomecare. “This is a great win for the industry that was accomplished by the collaborative work of our lobbyist working with AAHomecare, ACMESA and other provider lobbyists,” said Gayle Devins, CEO of ActivStyle. The bill, S. 523, now moves to Gov. Roy Cooper...

Incontinence Supplies, North Carolina, sales tax

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State news: Oklahoma, North Carolina

February 7, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Fifteen members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association (OMEPA), other providers from the state and VGM's Jay Kopriva joined forces at the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Feb. 5 to educate and gather support from their state representatives for H.B. 1407, a bill that would exempt HME from sales tax. Currently, Oklahoma is one of only a few states that charges sales tax on HME and supplies. “We received overwhelming support for the bill,” Kopriva said in a VGM bulletin....

MCOs, North Carolina, Oklahoma, sales tax

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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.

Durable Medical Equipment, Nevada, sales tax

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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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Washington state

March 3, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services (PAMES) has taken a fresh approach to fighting an 8.6% sales tax, on average, for durable medical equipment. In January, companion bills were introduced in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would enforce a law that requires insurers to include the sales tax for DME as a separate line item in their payment plans. "In essence, what's happening now is they're not paying it," said Bob McLellan, president elect...

sales tax, Washington state Medicaid

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