SHARS Telehealth Extension

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) released a Provider Notification regarding SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities ended effective April 30, 2022 and have been replaced by related interim guidance. Please click the link to the view this important notification. If you have any additional questions, please contact the SHARS Analysts … Read More

SHARS Reimbursement Methodology – HHSC Accepting Comments

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Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rule — Reimbursement Methodology for School Health and Related Services (SHARS) The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is accepting comments on the proposed new Title 1, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §355.8443, concerning the Reimbursement Methodology for School Health and Related Services (SHARS). The … Read More

SLP NPI Attestation Webinar

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ONWARD is excited to release our first SLP NPI Attestation Webinar   On June 7, 2022 ONWARD will be hosting our first live and interactive SLP NPI Attestation Webinar.  During this webinar, attendees will walk step-by-step through the process with our expert Medicaid Specialists.  By the completion of the seminar, … Read More

MAC Financial Training 2023 FFY

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FFY 2023 MAC Financial Training MAC Financial Trainings are now scheduled and posted for Federal Fiscal Year 2023, which includes quarterly claim submission periods from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023. This training will grant access to submit MAC Financials via Fairbanks during the following quarterly submission periods: Q1-OD22: opens 3/13/2023, … Read More

SHARS Audits

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Audit season is in full swing and it is important to have the district documentation ready in the event you are selected. ONWARD urges all school districts to ensure the following information follows compliance requirements. Documentation is adequate to support the services reimbursed for Medicaid. The sessions reported for SHARS … Read More

Random Moment Time Study Trainings Are Now Open

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2023 FFY Training Schedule   Wow, it is hard to believe we are already looking at the RMTS training schedule for 2023 FFY, but here we are.  As you may know, each district is responsible to designate two RMTS Program Contacts that are district employees. These two RMTS contacts are … Read More

Speech Therapist NPI Numbers & Referral Reminder

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Has your district started obtaining this information to be compliant by November 1, 2022?   Released on November 1, 2021, changes to the Medicaid program have made it a requirement that a referral is required for Speech Therapy services. The referral must be updated a minimum of one time every … Read More

SHARS Speech Supervision

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Let’s talk about Speech Therapy signing requirements versus Speech supervision requirements.  Four different types of speech providers do require supervision under the SHARS program; TEA Certified SLP SLP Intern Grandfathered SLP SLP Assistants The rates and procedure codes for TEA Certified, SLP Intern, Grandfathered SLP and ASHA or equivalent SLP are all … Read More

SHARS 2021 Cost Reports Correction Requests Reminder

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SHARS 2021 Cost Reports Correction Requests Reminder REMINDER: Districts wishing to correct information submitted in the 2021 SHARS Cost Report are allowed a correction period of 60 days from the close date (April 1, 2022). The correction period closes May 31, 2022. Any district that has not requested and completed … Read More

Mandatory FFY 2022 MAC Financial Training

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Mandatory FFY 2022 MAC Financial Training Per the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rule 355.8095 for Medicaid Administrative Claiming, Paragraph (e)(3): (A) Each primary MAC financial contact must attend and receive credit for training for each FFY in which the governmental entity chooses to participate. (B) Training is provided for each FFY and … Read More