Investing in your child's therapy to help them achieve the best possible functioning level and quality of life is invaluable. Research demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of music therapy, showing that music therapy may increase white blood cell count which helps to fight disease, and medication and length of hospital stays are reduced. In addition, research shows that music therapy optimizes the brain, causing more efficient and productive goal progress. For more information, see Music Therapy Science.
Music therapy is recognized as a related service under the special education law IDEA as well as medical and other entities. It is reimbursable through Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance companies and other sources, although these vary from state to state. Listed below are some of the most common funding sources for individuals with special needs in the state of Colorado. We strive to make music therapy accessible for all families and we will partner with you by creating a customized plan and walking through the process with you every step of the way.
Music therapy is covered under "movement therapy" professional services at no cost to families under the Colorado CES, CHRP & SLS Medicaid Waivers, and the FSSP program. Contact your local Community Centered Board (CCB) to coordinate funding and case management for services. The closest CCB to NeuroRhythm's Colorado Springs clinic is The Resource Exchange (TRE), although we serve all of Colorado via telehealth.
Music therapy is a reimbursable service when prescribed by a physician and deemed medically or behaviorally necessary through a music therapy assessment. The American Music Therapy Association estimates that 20% of music therapists in the United States receive third party reimbursement. Reimbursement typically occurs on a case-by-case basis.
We do not accept private insurance, however, families may have the option to seek reimburesement themselves by submitting receipts to their insurance company.