Suzanne E. Oliver, Michael H. Thaut

Kimberly M. Sena


CBRMs latest manual update, a part of your educational training materials, is now available.

Manual is updated with new references 2-4 times a year.


(From the Introduction) Since the Center for Biomedical Research in Music, in cooperation with the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, began providing advanced level trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy, music therapists and others around the world have increased their understanding of specifically how music impacts the brain. This increased understanding has lead to many neurologic music therapists being able to gain increased access to third party reimbursement. This manual is intended to provide practical information to the NMT practitioner to assist in guiding reimbursement efforts. The information can be used directly by the practitioner and/or utilized by management personnel and facility administrators to assist in understanding the value and applicability of the NMT interventions in current healthcare practice.


The Medical Coding and Records Manual is a significant addition to the CBRM educational materials. It provides individual documentation forms for each NMT intervention that specify the medical codes that may be used for billing purposes. Each form provides the specific CPT Code/s, NMT Intervention, definition and research references as well as space to place patient-specific treatment information. Additionally, the manual contains NMT and Academy information fact sheets and a complete research reference section that may be used in conjunction with the forms to educate third-party payers.


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