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...