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

TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report

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TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report Onward is committed to ensuring Texas school districts understand and follow SHARS regulations in order to maintain a fully compliant Medicaid program.  Audit findings issued by TEA will help better understand necessary documentation updates and changes as it pertains to Medicaid reimbursement. We love … Read More

July 2020 TEA Special Education Updates and Links

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Reminders and Updates from TEA During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, LEAs must make reasonable efforts to provide the student with the services required by the student’s IEP. If there are services, accommodations, and modifications required by the student’s IEP that cannot be provided during this time, the student’s ARD committee … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Services: IEP and Parental Consents

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SHARS Services Provided Through Telemedicine or Telehealth If a school that participates in SHARS provides instruction to a Medicaid-eligible student, the school may seek Medicaid reimbursement for SHARS services delivered through telemedicine or telehealth, assuming all other SHARS program requirements are met.  HHSC will allow reimbursement for the following SHARS … Read More

The Top 8 Findings During TEA SHARS Audits.

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Significant Findings in 2019-2020 TEA SHARS Audits TEA conducted on-site and desk reviews during the 2019-2020 school year.  Some common areas for growth are listed below: 1. Though not required, written district SHARS procedures  support an effective program. 2. Third Party Liability (TPL) should be understood by staff responsible for … 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 Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committees How should ARD committees … Read More