2019 was an active year for the Task Force, and we had many accomplishments.
Medicaid Waiver Language:
Thank you to EVERYONE who supported new language on the Children’s Extensive Support (CES) and the adult Supported Living Services (SLS) waivers earlier this year. We now have “music therapy” specifically mentioned as a covered service in all 4 Medicaid waivers we use for billing.
The waivers include (CES), Supported Living Services (SLS), Children with Life Limiting Illness (CLLI), and the recently added Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) waivers. The CHRP waiver is for children in the foster care system.
The CES and SLS waivers still lists Music Therapy under the category of Professional Services: Movement Therapy, but the language defining movement therapy specifically cites “music therapy” as covered, gives an appropriate definition, and states that music therapy must be administered by a credentialed professional. This chang...
CAMT is excited to announce that we are reinstating member benefits! Here are just a few of them:
News, events, and networking
Facebook group membership specific to your region
State Task Force info
Discounted state events
List your MT-BC contact info
Post jobs and internships
You get all this and more from your professional membership of just $30, and $15 for students per year! What a great deal for these benefits, and a great opportunity to support CAMT!
Join today and get bonus membership months! Membership is July 1st through June 30th each year, but if you join before July 1st 2017, you'll get those months as a bonus in addition to your yearly membership!
The CAMT Board Members have been hard at work over the last year! Kate St. John became the CAMT Webmaster in the spring 2016 with a goal of completely redesigning the CAMT website, and now it's finished!
Leah Quiller, CAMT's Social and Public Relations Coordinator designed the new logo, Kate designed the new website, and Briana McKinney, CAMT's Treasurer, contributed to the planning and decision making. The website is now more visually appealing, streamlined, and easier to navigate. We hope you enjoy it!
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Since 2008, the State Task Force has introduced music therapy legislation in Colorado twice: a Registration bill in 2012 and Title Protection bill in 2016. Both bills died in committee. The Task Force is leaning toward non-legislative means to pursue state recognition of our credential, MT-BC, and increase access to services.
Currently, we are in the process of meeting with the State Department of Education to address music therapy access issues for students in the public school system. Colorado students with special needs have great difficulty obtaining music therapy services through their IEP's (Individual Education Plans).
Redesign of Colorado Medicaid Waivers
In Colorado, music therapy is funded through 3 Medicaid Waivers:
CES (Children’s Extensive Services)
SLS (Supported Living Services)
CLLI (Children with Life Limiting Illness)
Redesign for these 3 Waivers has been postponed because other waivers will be expiring soone...