Don’t forget to register for 2021 FFY RMTS Training

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The 2021 FFY Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Webinars Have Commenced HHSC and Fairbanks have begun hosting both initial and refresher 2021 FFY RMTS certification webinars and you don’t want to miss out or delay!  Use the following link to sign up for training: https://rad.hhs.texas.gov/time-study/time-study-isd-training-information How do I know which … Read More

May 7, 2020 TEA Updates Regarding Special Education and COVID-19

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Considerations during COVID-19 Pandemic New TEA guidance released on May 7, 2020 provides the following responses to frequently asked questions surrounding special education during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To view the full FAQ guide visit disasterinfo@tea.texas.gov. Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committees How should ARD committees … Read More

June 15, 2020 Cost Report extension reinstated

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Though there was high degree of confusion regarding the issued, retracted, then reissued statement from HHSC on May 4, 2020 regarding the 2019 FFY Cost Report, HHSC did release a final statement through the Fairbanks system informing school districts they are recognizing June 15, 2020 as the new deadline date … Read More

SHARS Certification of Funds Temporary Process

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HHSC releases an updated temporary process regarding the SHARS mandatory COF letter School districts participating in the SHARS Medicaid program are required to certify costs on a quarterly basis for each federal fiscal quarter. TMHP Provider Enrollment mails quarterly Certification of Funds (COF) letters to SHARS providers, which must be … Read More

Retroactive and Extended Dates for SHARS Telehealth Services

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Doing more to help telehealth services for SHARS This week TMHP released a statement issuing retroactive and extension dates for SHARS telehealth services.  As part of its continued response to COVID-19, HHSC will provide SHARS Medicaid reimbursement for previously identified telemedicine and telehealth services for March 15, 2020 to May … Read More

Final 2019 FFY Cost Report training opportunity

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NEW! Final 2019 FFY Cost Report training opportunity: Monday, May 4, 2020 Just released, HHSC will be providing additional 2019 FFY Cost Report training for providers and/or preparers on Monday, May 4, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please note, the 2019 FFY Cost Report is due May 15, 2020.  … Read More

Your District’s 2019 FFY Cost Report is due by May 15, 2020

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Don’t forget! Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, the deadline for submitting the SHARS 2019 Cost Report has been extended to May 15, 2020.  Be sure to log into your district’s new STAIRS Cost Report account in Fairbanks at https://cr.fairbanksllc.com/. Onward has included the following link to … Read More

SHARS Quarterly Certification of Funds “COF” Notice 

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Certification of Funds Letter Notification The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Rate Analysis Department is aware that Quarterly Certification of Funds letters were mailed to school districts at the beginning of April. HHSC understands that schools are not able to access these letters or respond, due to COVID-19.  HHSC … Read More

ONWARD Gives Back

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“Early on in my career I believed that the company I work for should always find thoughtful and inspiring ways to give back to the community. In joining the Onward team, I found others who were motivated by these same uplifting principles. It is one of the things I love … Read More