Social Security Amendments of 1972.

Teckemeyer, Robert A. "HR-1 Triumph for Physical Therapy," Progress Report (Dec); 1(12):1-2.

The year 1972 was a pivotal one for the Social Security Administration. On October 30 that year, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Social Security Amendments of 1972, which provided Independent billing authority for physical therapists added to Medicare Part B program, with a $100 cap on services per year. Nixon said in a statement that the law was “landmark legislation that will end many old inequities and will provide a new uniform system of well‐earned benefits for older Americans, the blind and the disabled.”

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