October 1st Changes to SHARS – 2023 FFY

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SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid October 1, 2022 Effective for dates of service on or after October 1, 2022, School Health and Related Services (SHARS) benefits will change for Texas Medicaid. Overview of Benefit Changes Major changes to this medical benefit include the following: Clarification relating to parental … Read More

Random Moment Time Study Program Contacts

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ONWARD is here to provide our clients with information and reminders regarding the SHARS program.  We want to emphasize important points from HHSC regarding RMTS. Primary RMTS Program Contact The Primary RMTS Contact is responsible for ensuring the district complies with all RMTS requirements and serves as a communicator between … Read More

MAC ISD Financials Q2 2022 (January-March 2022) Reminder

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MAC Financial Contacts: HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 2nd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; January-March 2022 (Q2 JM22). The quarter opened on July 4, 2022 and will close on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact for your district … Read More

SHARS 2023 FFY HHSC Training

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In anticipation of the approval of the amendments to 1 TAC §355.8443, HHSC-PFD is hosting a training to go over the SHARS program and the amendments.  Both your ONWARD team and HHSC highly recommend your district SHARS administrators attend at lest one of the webinars to ensure a smooth transition for … Read More

SHARS Proposed Policy Changes as of October 1, 2022

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HHSC has proposed changes to the SHARS Handbook in the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM). Below are a couple of topics considered for changes: – expand audiology services to students eligible for 504 services, and – update allowable provider types for speech-language services. The complete document is available at … Read More

MAC Deadline Reminder

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Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 2nd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; January-March 2022 (Q2 JM22). The quarter will open on July 4, 2022 and will close on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact … Read More

SHARS Policy Updates and TEA Typical Findings

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Parental Consents “Informed consent is agreement to do something or to allow something to happen only after all the relevant facts are disclosed.” Prospective Consent – Consent for future services/billing. Targeted Distribution – Consent is applicable to a child receiving eligible special education services and who has been identified as … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Extension

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) released a Provider Notification regarding SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities ended effective April 30, 2022 and have been replaced by related interim guidance. Please click the link to the view this important notification. If you have any additional questions, please contact the SHARS Analysts … Read More

SHARS Reimbursement Methodology – HHSC Accepting Comments

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Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rule — Reimbursement Methodology for School Health and Related Services (SHARS) The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is accepting comments on the proposed new Title 1, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §355.8443, concerning the Reimbursement Methodology for School Health and Related Services (SHARS). The … Read More

MAC Financial Training 2023 FFY

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FFY 2023 MAC Financial Training MAC Financial Trainings are now scheduled and posted for Federal Fiscal Year 2023, which includes quarterly claim submission periods from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023. This training will grant access to submit MAC Financials via Fairbanks during the following quarterly submission periods: Q1-OD22: opens 3/13/2023, … Read More