Funding for Music Therapy services can come from a variety of sources:
Click the title above to get more information about our scholarship program.
A number of grants support funding for music therapy services. Please do not hesitate to ask for my assistance in applying for a grant. Click HERE for a current list. You can also see an additional grant list from itaalk.org HERE.
Core Medicaid does NOT cover music therapy services in Virginia at this time.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Flexible Spending Accounts
Our practice is listed as a medical provider/service and can process FSA/HSA/HRA debit and credit cards. You can pay with your card directly from your invoice.
Music Therapy is reimbursable* by some 3rd party medical insurance plans and must be considered an active treatment prescribed by a physician. For more detailed information click HERE.
*Please note that at this time, Anderson Music Therapy Services does not bill insurance companies for our services. We are, however, happy to provide any information to our clients that will help them personally submit claims to their insurance providers. This information can include: a rate sheet, session notes/documentation, assessment documentation, monthly invoices, MT-BC NPI numbers, and any other information insurance companies may require for reimbursement.
Using the Better App makes the process SUPER simple, as you send them the provided superbill and they take care of the rest!
When music therapy is provided as a direct related service, it is provided following the same guidelines as other therapies such as physical therapy or occupational therapy. The need for a related service is determined by an assessment conducted by a qualified professional, a Board Certified Music Therapist, and can then be considered by the Committee for Special Education for inclusion in a student’s IEP. As with other related services, music therapy is recommended as a related service only if it necessary for the child to benefit from his or her education program. If you wish to pursue MT as a related service please contact me and I will assist you. Click HERE for more details about the process. You can also read more from the VA Department of Education, where music therapy is described as a related service.
Individual & Family Support Program (IFSP)
Music therapy services may be paid for with funds from the Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP). IFSP assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with accessing person-centered and family-centered resources, supports, services and other assistance. The program's primary target population is individuals on the waiting list for Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Medicaid waivers. The application window is only open for a very limited time in the Fall, typically starting in October. You can apply to IFSP HERE.
Music therapy may be considered a covered service for an eligible child. Services may be funded through The Children's Services Act (CSA) if the child meets one or more of the following criteria:
Requires educational services in an alternate setting as determined by an IEP
Has serious emotional or behavioral concerns
Is at risk of a more restrictive out of home placement
Receives foster care services
Receives services to prevent foster care placement
Is under the supervision of the Court or Department of Juvenile Justice
You will need a referral to the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT ) through a local agency. Discuss this option with your caseworker at one of the following public agencies: DSS, Court Services, Schools, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.
Music therapy is a reimbursable service under benefits for Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Falling under the heading of Activity Therapy, the interventions cannot be purely recreational or diversionary in nature and must be individualized and based on goals specified in the patient’s treatment plan.