MAC Deadline Reminders

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May 27, 2022 is the deadline for districts that participate in MAC for the October-December 2021. For questions regarding the completion and submission of the MAC Financials, contact the HHSC MAC Team at (512) 462-6200 or MedicaidAdministrativeClaiming@hhs.texas.gov. For questions regarding access to Fairbanks, please contact the Fairbanks Client Information Center at … Read More

2021 Cost Report Correction Request Reminder

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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 corrections to their 2021 SHARS Cost Report by the deadline … Read More

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 SHARS Telehealth flexibilities ended effective April 30, 2022 and have been replaced by related interim guidance.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

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

Indirect Cost Rate Proposal

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The district’s Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (ICRP) is available in the secure GFFC Reports and Data Collections application, accessible through TEAL. To receive TEA’s calculated indirect cost rates, the ISD must review, approve, and certify its completed ICRP by May 20, 2022. Instructions for completing the ISD review/approval/certification process are available in the … Read More

MAC Financials

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Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Financial Contact This serves as official notification that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 1st quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; October-December 2021 (Q1 OD21). The quarter will open on April 11, 2022 and will close on … 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