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Fresenius wins New Orleans sales tax refund on Medicare drugs

A dialysis clinic is entitled to reimbursement of New Orleans sales and use taxes on drugs it purchased for Medicare patients from AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals ruled.

State law exempts the sale of prescription drugs purchased under Medicare Part B or D plans. “For the exemption to apply to a medical provider’s purchase of prescription drugs from a supplier, the supplier must tie the purchase of the drug to the administration of the drug to a Medicare patient,” wrote local tax judge Cade R. Cole for the board. Wednesday.

Cole found that Fresenius Medical Care…