SHARS Updates Now Available

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The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has updated the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook to clarify the items below.  Revisions are in red in the SHARS handbook and a synopsis of updates can be seen in the Clarification for Some SHARS Benefit Information notice. Eligible providers … Read More

RMTS Sampled Moments – Holiday Season

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As you approach the holiday season, HHSC, Fairbanks and Onward all wish to remind you to log onto the STAIRS system and check the completion of all RMTS sampled moments to ensure any unanswered moments will not exceed the five business day response deadline. Sampled moments must be completed in … Read More

Speech Therapist Eligible to Conduct SHARS Medicaid Referrals

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According to federal statue policy language updates made to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook align with 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §440.110(c)(2)(i-iii)): 42 CFR §440.110 Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and services for individuals with speech, hearing, and language (SLP) and Audiological … Read More

2021 Cost Report Notifications

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2021 Cost Report — HHSC Notification of Adjustment / Reconciliation / Settlement   Fairbanks and HHSC, in accordance with Title 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §355.107(a), have begun to release notification of the 2021 Cost Report. The district’s Superintendent, CFO, Business Officer, or other school district official with legal authority … Read More

December 15, 2022 is the next RMTS PL Closing date

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The 2023 FFY which spans the date range of October 2022 through September 2023.  The 2nd quarter contains the date range of January – March 2023.  The participant list for this open quarter is set to close on December 15, 2022. The RMTS Contact must update/certify the participant list prior … Read More

MAC Training Dates for the 2023 FFY have been Released

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For all districts participating in the MAC reimbursement program, HHSC has released the FFY 2023 training dates.  Training is mandatory for the district’s primary MAC Financial Contact.  It is of the utmost importance that at least 2 district employees are trained for MAC.  There is no limit on how many … Read More

SCAM ALERT – Phishing Email to verify Cost Report Training

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An email is circulating that appears to be from HHSC asking providers to verify their cost report training. This email is NOT legitimate.   Onward has personally contacted HHSC to verify the email is not from the agency.  The list of trained preparers is available on HHSC’s public website. Also, the agency can … Read More

Random Moment Time Study PL Closing

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Please remember that the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 (October 2022 to September 2023) 2nd quarter PL closing date is December 15, 2022. The RMTS Contact must update/certify the PL prior to this closing date.  The PL can only be accessed by a RMTS Contact who has completed the HHSC mandatory annual training … Read More

MAC Financial Quarter Is Open

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MAC Quarterly Report April – June 2022 (Q3 AJ2022) 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 … Read More

2023 FFY Random Moment Time Study Training

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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