Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Deadline Extended

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Deadline Extension Due to ongoing weather conditions and power outages, the CRF PPRP deadline for new applications and amendments has again been extended.  All amendments and new applications must now be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  This extension affects all LEAs that previously requested a new application or amendment … Read More

Don’t Forget! RMTS Quarterly PL Certification is Here

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HHSC issued a reminder this week regarding the upcoming RMTS quarter ending date.  Quarter PL closing date is Friday, March 5, 2021. The RMTS Contact must update/certify the PL prior to this closing date.  The PL can only be accessed by a RMTS Contact who has completed the HHSC mandatory … Read More

MAC Quarter Dates

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Below is a reminder notice from HHSC regarding current and upcoming MAC quarter dates: April-June 2020 (Q3): OPEN 1/18/2021 – CLOSE 3/5/2021 July-September 2020 (Q4): OPEN 2/15/2021 – CLOSE 4/2/2021 This serves as official notification that HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 4th quarter of federal … Read More

Telehealth Services Have Been Extended

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Multiple Medicaid COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended Through February 28, 2021. The following SHARS Medicaid services have been extended through February 28, 2021: “Correction to ‘COVID-19 Guidance: Targeted Case Management Through Remote Delivery’” “Waiver Extension for DME Certification and Receipt Form” “Claims for Telephone (Audio-Only) Behavioral Health Services” “Claims for Telephone (Audio-Only) … Read More

Cost Report Q&A

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The following questions were asked during the January 12, 2021 SHARS Cost Report Initial Training session.  HHSC has provided answers to those questions. The questions and answers are meant to provide clarification for information covered in the January 12th training session. This information is not a substitute for taking cost report … Read More

SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY

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TEA Release: Telehealth Services and SHARS   SHARS expanded telehealth services are available through January 21, 2021. If the federal public health emergency continues beyond January 21, 2021, then the services are expanded through January 31, 2021. UPDATE: The federal public health emergency was renewed on January 7, 2021. Therefore, … Read More

MAC Quarter Release Dates

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Due to delays caused by COVID-19, HHSC will open the below quarters with the following open/close dates. April-June 2020 (Q3): OPEN 1/18/2021 – CLOSE 3/5/2021 July-September 2020 (Q4): OPEN 2/15/2021 – CLOSE 4/2/2021 There will be an overlap of a few weeks, though that will allow future quarters to resume … Read More

Open For Public Comment: New SHARS Policies

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HHSC New SHARS Policy is posted here for Public Comment SHARS DRAFT SHARS providers must maintain and retain all necessary records  needed to provide full disclosure regarding services and supplies. These records must be made available to employees, agents, or contractors of HHSC OIG, the Office of the Attorney General … Read More

MAC New Open Date: January 18, 2021

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Delayed MAC Quarter Has New Open/Deadline Dates HHSC MAC will delay the opening of the third quarter financials for MAC ISD for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 (April – June 2020).  The third quarter FFY 2020 will open January 18, 2021 and will close on March 5, 2021.   Providers will receive … Read More