The MTAM reimbursement committee serves to support our community of music therapists through the process of understanding and navigating various aspects of reimbursement, waivers, and policy related to our ability to provide music therapy services during COVID-19 Restrictions. A subgroup of music therapists serves as Reimbursement Liaisons, serving to provide direct communication between MN Music Therapists and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We work to advocate for increased access to music therapy services, and to help answer questions from our community regarding music therapy reimbursement and policy.

All questions regarding DHS, MDH, or CMS should be directed to the MTAM Reimbursement Liaisons. Individual music therapists should never directly contact these agencies. 

We can help you with questions about:

  • MN’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers
    • Brain Injury (BI)
    • Developmental Disability (DD) 
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) 
    • Community Alternative Care (CAC
  • Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Waiver Service Option
  • Consumer Support Grant (CSG)
  • Family Support Grant (FSG)
  • Waiver ReImagine 
  • Navigating Executive Orders related to COVID-19 

All music therapists working in private practice, long term care, educational settings, hospice, medical settings, center-based music therapy organizations, and those who receive funding through CMS, grants, waivers, or foundation-based funding must complete the free MN DHS Waiver 101 training due to significant upcoming changes that impact all of this work. This training will educate you on how to maintain professional and state standards of practice in accordance with MN DHS, MDH and CMS policies.

Reimbursement Committee Contact Information:

Reimbursement Liaisons (or DHS, MDH, CMS Liaisons)

Mark Burnett, MA, MT-BC

Lindsay Markworth, MMT, MT-BC

Ericha Rupp, MA, MT-BC


MTAM Reimbursement Committee 

Mark Burnett, MA, MT-BC (Co-chair)

Lindsay Markworth, MMT, MT-BC (Co-chair)

Ericha Rupp, MA, MT-BC

Hilary Fredenburg, MA, MT-BC

Sammi Pavett, MT-BC