SHARS – Telehealth Extension Dates: July 31, 2021

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TMHP has released a Provider Notification regarding extension dates for SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities have been extended through July 31, 2021. If a school that participates in the SHARS program provides instruction to a Medicaid-eligible student during this time, the school may seek Medicaid reimbursement for SHARS services delivered … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Services Extended

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SHARS Services Provided Through Telemedicine or Telehealth Last updated on 3/25/2021 If a school that participates in SHARS provides instruction to a Medicaid-eligible student during this time, the school may seek Medicaid reimbursement for SHARS services delivered through telemedicine or telehealth, assuming all other SHARS program requirements are met.  These flexibilities … Read More

SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED

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SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED INTO THE NEW YEAR SHARS expanded telehealth services are available through January 21, 2021. If the federal public health emergency continues beyond January 21, 2021, then the services are expanded through January 31, 2021. Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: – SHARS and special education guidance remain in … 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

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 TELEHEALTH EXTENDED***

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SHARS expanded telehealth services are available until  November 30, 2020.   SHARS and special education guidance remain in effect and are eligible for the following service areas: Audiology services Counseling/ Psychological services * Occupational Therapy* Physician services Physical Therapy Speech Therapy* *these services are always billable Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: … Read More

FAQ: SHARS Parental Consent – Digital Signatures

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Can a digital signature be used for the one-time SHARS parental consent and/or service logs? If certain conditions are met, an electronic signature is acceptable: Prior to accepting an electronic signature, a state agency shall ensure that the level of security used to identify the signer of a message and … Read More

SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES

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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 Telehealth Services Extended

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On July 30, 2020, HHSC announced that telehealth flexibilities have 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 will provide additional information. Therefore, some SHARS services may be delivered … Read More

Planning for SHARS in the 2020-2021 School Year

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SHARS: Starting 2020-2021 Services As districts prepare to begin a new school year, SHARS implementation requires attention and preparation. Below are general SHARS tips to keep in mind: Targeted Parent Consent and Notification Parental consent for SHARS billing is required. The rules have not changed.  Signed written parental consent must … Read More