Annual SHARS Survey

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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

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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

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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

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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

HHSC SHARS Q&A Document

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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

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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

Random Moment Time Study Program Contacts

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ONWARD is here to provide our clients with information and reminders regarding the SHARS program.  We want to emphasize important points from HHSC regarding RMTS. Primary RMTS Program Contact The Primary RMTS Contact is responsible for ensuring the district complies with all RMTS requirements and serves as a communicator between … Read More

MAC ISD Financials Q2 2022 (January-March 2022) Reminder

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MAC Financial Contacts: HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 2nd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; January-March 2022 (Q2 JM22). The quarter opened on July 4, 2022 and will close on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact for your district … Read More

SHARS 2023 FFY HHSC Training

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In anticipation of the approval of the amendments to 1 TAC §355.8443, HHSC-PFD is hosting a training to go over the SHARS program and the amendments.  Both your ONWARD team and HHSC highly recommend your district SHARS administrators attend at lest one of the webinars to ensure a smooth transition for … Read More