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

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

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

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

SHARS Cost Report: STAIRS Information

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Upload Center in STAIRS The Upload Center in STAIRS allows districts to upload documentation that support claimed costs in SHARS Cost Report. Districts are encouraged to upload any and all supporting documentation preparation of the Cost Report or soon  after submission. To assist in more expeditious audit reviews, HHSC SHARS … Read More

Personal Care Services – Policy Changes

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Personal Care Services – Policy Changes – Effective October 2020 Release by Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) PCS are support services provided to clients who meet the definition of medical necessity and require assistance with the performance of ADLs, instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and health maintenance activities … Read More


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When schools closed in Spring 2020, telehealth was allowed for some SHARS services. On July 30, 2020, HHSC announced that telehealth flexibilities had been extended through October 23, 2020 unless the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services ends the public health emergency earlier. If the public health emergency ends earlier, HHSC … Read More

SHARS RMTS – 1st Quarter Time Study Sample Available

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SHARS Time Study Sample Released The fiscal year 2021 first quarter (Oct-Dec 2020) RMTS sample has been selected and posted on STAIRS located on the Fairbanks website.  To view the sample selected for your entity, log into STAIRS and select the “Time Study Sample” tab. As a reminder, the OD20 … Read More

Oct-Dec 2020 RMTS PL Certification Deadline Extension

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Participant List Closing Date Has Extended   The Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) Participant List (PL) for the first quarter of federal fiscal year 2021 (October 2020 – December 2020) has extended its deadline date. As a result of COVID-19, Time Study is extending the Participant List close date by three … Read More