School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Clarifications

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Documentation Requirements For reimbursement of SHARS benefits, SHARS providers should adhere to documentation requirements and privacy standards set forth by professional licensure requirements, medical practice standards, the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, and any applicable federal and state laws. … Read More

2023 Federal Fiscal Year – Random Moment Time Study Announcement

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Participant List Is Now Open The Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Participant List (PL) for the first quarter of federal fiscal year 2023 (October 2022 – December 2023) is now open. To be eligible to obtain Medicaid reimbursements for SHARS and/or MAC, each provider entity must participate in the RMTS … Read More

MAC Deadline Reminders

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May 27, 2022 is the deadline for districts that participate in MAC for the October-December 2021. For questions regarding the completion and submission of the MAC Financials, contact the HHSC MAC Team at (512) 462-6200 or MedicaidAdministrativeClaiming@hhs.texas.gov. For questions regarding access to Fairbanks, please contact the Fairbanks Client Information Center at … Read More

2021 Cost Report Correction Request Reminder

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Districts wishing to correct information submitted in the 2021 SHARS Cost Report are allowed a correction period of 60 days from the close date (April 1, 2022). The correction period closes May 31, 2022. Any district that has not requested and completed corrections to their 2021 SHARS Cost Report by the deadline … Read More

SLP NPI Attestation Webinar

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ONWARD is excited to release our first SLP NPI Attestation Webinar   On June 7, 2022 ONWARD will be hosting our first live and interactive SLP NPI Attestation Webinar.  During this webinar, attendees will walk step-by-step through the process with our expert Medicaid Specialists.  By the completion of the seminar, … Read More

Indirect Cost Rate Proposal

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The district’s Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (ICRP) is available in the secure GFFC Reports and Data Collections application, accessible through TEAL. To receive TEA’s calculated indirect cost rates, the ISD must review, approve, and certify its completed ICRP by May 20, 2022. Instructions for completing the ISD review/approval/certification process are available in the … Read More

SHARS Audits

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Audit season is in full swing and it is important to have the district documentation ready in the event you are selected. ONWARD urges all school districts to ensure the following information follows compliance requirements. Documentation is adequate to support the services reimbursed for Medicaid. The sessions reported for SHARS … Read More

Speech Therapist NPI Numbers & Referral Reminder

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Has your district started obtaining this information to be compliant by November 1, 2022?   Released on November 1, 2021, changes to the Medicaid program have made it a requirement that a referral is required for Speech Therapy services. The referral must be updated a minimum of one time every … Read More

SHARS Speech Supervision

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Let’s talk about Speech Therapy signing requirements versus Speech supervision requirements.  Four different types of speech providers do require supervision under the SHARS program; TEA Certified SLP SLP Intern Grandfathered SLP SLP Assistants The rates and procedure codes for TEA Certified, SLP Intern, Grandfathered SLP and ASHA or equivalent SLP are all … Read More

TMHP is Releasing 2020 FFY Cost Reports

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The first round of 2020 FFY Cost Report Settlements are scheduled to be released on Friday, February 25, 2022.  Districts that filed either an informal or formal appeal may not receive their Cost Report settlement at the end of the week, however settlements will continue to be released as the … Read More