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

Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Financials

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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 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact … Read More

Fairbanks Announcements – SHARS: RMTS PL

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Fairbanks and HHSC released several notifications to Texas school districts and charter schools outlining updates and changes regarding the Random Moment Time Study process.  Below you will find three topics regarding the Participant List.  Please review the information below. Participant List Audits Earlier this year, Texas Education Agency (TEA) began … Read More

October 1st Changes to SHARS – 2023 FFY

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SHARS Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid October 1, 2022 Effective for dates of service on or after October 1, 2022, School Health and Related Services (SHARS) benefits will change for Texas Medicaid. Overview of Benefit Changes Major changes to this medical benefit include the following: Clarification relating to parental … Read More

TEA Certified Speech Therapists Not Approved for SHARS Reimbursement

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TEA Certified Speech Therapists Not Approved for SHARS Reimbursement TEA wants to remind school districts that as of October 1, 2022 TEA certified speech therapists will no longer be an approved speech therapy provider for SHARS reimbursements.  Originally this information was published in the Proposed Policies Changes document released in … Read More

Random Moment Time Study Program Contacts

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ONWARD is here to provide our clients with information and reminders regarding the SHARS program.  We want to emphasize important points from HHSC regarding RMTS. Primary RMTS Program Contact The Primary RMTS Contact is responsible for ensuring the district complies with all RMTS requirements and serves as a communicator between … Read More

MAC ISD Financials Q2 2022 (January-March 2022) Reminder

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MAC Financial Contacts: HHSC has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 2nd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; January-March 2022 (Q2 JM22). The quarter opened on July 4, 2022 and will close on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact for your district … Read More

SHARS Proposed Policy Changes as of October 1, 2022

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HHSC has proposed changes to the SHARS Handbook in the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM). Below are a couple of topics considered for changes: – expand audiology services to students eligible for 504 services, and – update allowable provider types for speech-language services. The complete document is available at … Read More

MAC Deadline Reminder

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Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has authorized Fairbanks, LLC, to open the MAC Financials for the 2nd quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; January-March 2022 (Q2 JM22). The quarter will open on July 4, 2022 and will close on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact … Read More

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