Rate Changes for Speech Therapy Effective 2023 FFY

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ONWARD News Bulletin SHARS federal fiscal year (FFY) procedure codes and rates are published annually in October based upon the Cost Report settlements 4-years prior. Generally speaking, procedure codes/rates are only updated on the odd years, though that is not a hard rule.  Rates can be billed based upon minutes, … Read More

SHARS RMTS Training Oct 2022 – Sept 2023

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Also Known As the 2023 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY)   RMTS annual training is mandatory for all LEAs wish to participate in the MAC and/or SHARS programs.  Training sessions are conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). It is crucial LEAs understand that compliance with the RMTS annual … Read More

Let’s Get Started on your 2022 FFY Cost Report

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The ONWARD team is geared up and ready to get started on the 2022 FFY Cost Report. Email notices were sent last week to all ONWARD client Business Managers, CFOs and Special Education contacts regarding the steps to begin your 2022 FFY Cost Report with ONWARD. We are exceptionally proud … Read More

Open MAC Quarter Deadline Due February 3, 2023

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ONWARD would like to remind all districts participating in the MAC program that that your July-September 2022 Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) financial submission is due on February 3, 2023. The original open notice from December 19, 2022 has been included below for your reference. The following resources are available to … 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

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

Speech Language Credentials Eligible for SHARS

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Fairbanks Release November 15, 2022 According to changes to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook, provider requirements for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) were amended based on direction from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on … 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

SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid

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SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid As we approach the beginning of the 2023 FFY (October 1, 2022) as well as the November 1, 2022 deadline for Speech Pathology policy changes, ONWARD wishes to remind you of these prior notifications.  Starting in August 13, 2021 ONWARD began releasing training … Read More