2023 FFY Random Moment Time Study Training

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

2023 FFY Random Moment Time Study Training for Primary & Secondary Program Contacts RMTS annual training is mandatory for all school districts that wish to participate in the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) and/or SHARS.  Training sessions are conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). It is crucial … Read More

TEA and HHSC Update on the NPI Process

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

SHARS Reimbursement Methodology HHSC plans to release a notice through Fairbanks on September 30, 2022 which will indicate the effective date of these changes will be October 1, 2022. Referrals and Prescriptions It is important to note that the requirements for Occupational and Physical Therapy are different than Speech and Audiology. … Read More

Annual SHARS Survey

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews, TEA must know how LEAs and fiscal agents expended any reimbursements they received under the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2021–2022 school year must therefore submit the School Health … Read More

SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid As we approach the beginning of the 2023 FFY (October 1, 2022) as well as the November 1, 2022 deadline for Speech Pathology policy changes, ONWARD wishes to remind you of these prior notifications.  Starting in August 13, 2021 ONWARD began releasing training … Read More

Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Financials

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

This serves as official notification that HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 3rd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; April-June 2022 (Q3 AJ22). The quarter opens on September 26, 2022 and will close on November 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact … Read More

Fairbanks Announcements – SHARS: RMTS PL

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

Fairbanks and HHSC released several notifications to Texas school districts and charter schools outlining updates and changes regarding the Random Moment Time Study process.  Below you will find three topics regarding the Participant List.  Please review the information below. Participant List Audits Earlier this year, Texas Education Agency (TEA) began … Read More


Stasia ViatorMedicaid

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released a SHARS Program Q&A on September 20, 2022 for all who registered and attended one of the recent HHSC SHARS webinars hosted from August 2 – Sept 1, 2022.  HHSC published the attached document to follow up with questions that were submitted, … Read More

October 1st Changes to SHARS – 2023 FFY

Stasia ViatorIndustry News

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

TEA Certified Speech Therapists Not Approved for SHARS Reimbursement

Stasia ViatorMedicaid

TEA Certified Speech Therapists Not Approved for SHARS Reimbursement TEA wants to remind school districts that as of October 1, 2022 TEA certified speech therapists will no longer be an approved speech therapy provider for SHARS reimbursements.  Originally this information was published in the Proposed Policies Changes document released in … Read More