SHARS Cost Report Settlement Provider Notice & Informal Appeals

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HHSC SHARS sent Settlement Notices to districts on December 4th, 2020. As a reminder, districts are required to review their cost report, and agree or disagree with the proposed settlement amount within 30 calendar days of the notice, January 3rd, 2021. If a district does not complete the required steps to either agree … Read More

SHARS and MAC Important Dates 2020-2021

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ONWARD Important Date Reminders   12/04/2020 – 2019 Cost Report Settlement Statements Released   12/13/2020– All claims prior to 10/1/2020 must be documented in ONWARD 12/15/2020 – JM21 Participant list is due   01/01/2021 – FFY2020 Cost Reports estimated to open in STAIRS 01/03/2021 – FFY2019 Cost report Informal Review request is due. 01/03/2021 … Read More

2019 FFY SHARS Cost Report Settlements Approval Required

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The 2019 SHARS cost report settlement is available through Fairbanks in STAIRS.  Deadline to Agree or Disagree is January 3, 2021. On Friday, December 4th your financial contacts would have received an email with time sensitive information.  The email was sent to all “Entity” and “Financial” contacts you have identified … Read More

Fairbanks RMTS Revised End Dates

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Participation in RMTS and compliance with all RMTS requirements is mandatory for participation in SHARS. Attendance at RMTS training each federal fiscal year is mandatory. RMTS program contacts must attend annual training provided by HHSC. School staff who are randomly selected to participate in the time study must receive annual … Read More

TEA Telehealth Services Updates

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SHARS expanded telehealth services are available until  December 31, 2020 Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: SHARS and special education guidance remain in effect Eligible telehealth services include: Audiology Services Counseling/ Psychological Services Occupational Therapy Physician Services Physical Therapy Speech Therapy   Parent or adult student consent for specific telehealth services … Read More

MAC Financials Delayed Opening for AJ20

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New Open Date: December 15, 20020 for MAC Financials April – June 2020 HHSC MAC will delay the opening of the third quarter financials for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 (April – June 2020).  The third quarter FFY 2020 will open December 15, 2020 and will close on January 29, … Read More

2019 FFY Cost Report Settlement Notifications

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December 4, 2020 Settlement notices are issued to inform districts that all HHSC reviews have been completed, any adjustments made are now available for review that a settlement amount has been In anticipation of the Settlement notifications going out on December 4th, Fairbanks and HHSC are sending out emails with … Read More

RMTS Time Study Surveys Must Be Completed

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Certify Sample Moments Before Holiday Time Off As you approach the holiday season you are reminded to log onto the STAIRS system and check the completion of all RMTS sampled moments and to ensure any unanswered moments will not exceed the five working day response deadline.  Sampled moments must be completed … Read More

Upcoming RMTS Deadline: December 15, 2020

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Don’t Forget! The 2nd Quarter RMTS PL, which includes staff to be included in your January – March 2020 PL, deadline date is December 15, 2020. As your district’s RMTS Contact you must update/certify the participant list prior to this deadline date.  The participant list can only be accessed by a … Read More

Stay SHARS Compliant!

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SHARS Compliance is Key ONWARD wants our clients to stay current and knowledgeable on SHARS regulations as it applies to compliant Medicaid reimbursement.   ONWARD works hand-in-hand with HHSC, TEA and other agencies to provide school districts with the most up-to-date information available on SHARS.  We serve as advocates for school … Read More