Ante. p. 850. ^.°^^^,t^ °^
Ante. p. 851.
79 Stat. 326. 42 USC 1395aa.
PUBLIC LAW 90-248-.1AN. 2, 1968
needed physical therapy services on an outpatient basis, (ii) a plan for furnishing such services has been established, and is periodically reviewed, by a physician, and (iii) such services are or were furnished wiile the individual is or was under the care of a physician."; (4) striking out " (B) and (C) of section 1861(s)(2)" and inserting in lieu thereof " (B), (C), and (D) of section 1861 (s)(2) "; aud (5) adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "For purposes of this section, the term 'provider of services' shall include a clinic, rehabilitation agency, or public health agency if, in the case of a clinic or rehabilitation agency, such clinic or agency meets the requirements of section 1861(p)(4)(A), or if, in the case of a public health agency, such agency meets the requirements of section 1861(p)(4)(B), but only with respect to the furnishing of outpatient physical therapy services (as therein defined)." (f) The first sentence of section 1864(a) of such Act is amended by inserting before the period the following: ", or whether a clinic, rehabilitation agency or public health agency meets the requirements of subparagraph (A) or (B), as the case may be, of section 1861(p)(4)". (g) The amendments made by the preceding subsections of this section shall apply to services furnished after June 30, 1968. PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN PORTABLE X-RAY SERVICES
42 USC 1395X.
SEC. 134, (a) Section 1861(s)(3) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking out "diagnostic X-ray tests," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "diagnostic X-ray tests (including tests under the supervision of a physician, furnished in a place of residence used as the patient's home, if the performance of such tests meets such conditions relating to health and safety as the Secretary may find necessary),". (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to services furnished after December 31, 1967. BLOOD D E D U C T I B L E S
Ante, p. 847.
Ante. p. 849.
SEC. 135. (a)(1) Section 1813(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (as redesignated by section 129(c)(3) of this Act) is amended to read as follows: "(2) The amount payable to any provider of services under this part for services furnished an individual during any spell of illness shall be further reduced by a deduction equal to the cost of the first three pints of whole blood (or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under regulations) furnished to him as part of such services during such spell of illness." (b) Section 1866(a)(2)(C) of such Act (as amended by section 129(c) (12)(B) of this Act) is amended— (1) by striking out "may also charge" and inserting in lieu thereof "may in accordance with its customary practice also appropriately charge"; (2) by inserting after "whole blood" the following: " ( o r equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under regulations)"; (3) by inserting after "blood" where it appears in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) the following: "(or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as so defined)"; and (4) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: " For purposes of clause (iii) of the preceding sentence, whole