music therapy for autism

What you may not know about CPT Codes…

Did you know that CPT codes are not discipline specific and are used by related healthcare professionals (i.e., physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapy)? The American Music Therapy Association recently published an updated fact sheet about CPT codes in direct relation to music therapy.

A couple important notes:

  • It is extremely important to communicate with other therapists involved in the client’s treatment so you can adhere to proper billing procedures.
  • In most cases, insurance companies require that billing for music therapy with CPT® codes must be approved prior to rendering the service.
  • Recognizing the numerous clinical area specializations in which music therapists work, clinicians are advised to use only those codes for which they have been properly trained.

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