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.
Published by Angie Kopshy
Angie Kopshy received a Master’s in Piano from Boise State University before returning to Portland, Oregon, to study and pursue music therapy. Upon completion of her internship, Angie founded a music therapy clinic that specialized in helping children with autism transform their lives with music, paying particular attention to the enhancement of communication, anxiety reduction, motor planning, and social engagement.
Angie recently left her clinic, teaching position at Pacific University and her band, Stoneface Honey, to write in the mountains of Montana. When she isn't helping run Herbaceous Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary in Butte, or facilitating music therapy sessions at Big Sky Music Therapy, Angie is working on her first novel and writing short essays for Behind Every Feminist. Angie is still writing music for Stoneface Honey who released their latest album, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties in August of 2018.
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