2021 MAC Financial Training – HHSC Release

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2021 MAC Financial Updates IMPORTANT FFY2021 UPDATES:  Annual training conducted by HHSC is mandatory for all Primary and Secondary MAC Financial Contacts. The annual training requirements can be completed by attending webinar training. Consolidated Training Sessions – In an effort to simplify qualification requirements for providers, HHSC has consolidated “Initial” and “Refresher” … Read More

MAC Financial Services, Reminders & Deadlines

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ONWARD provides complete MAC entry services and audit support ONWARD offers our clients complete consultation, RMTS management, entry and audit support relating to the MAC program.  MAC is a great way to receive additional reimbursement to your school district.  Let the financial experts at ONWARD guide you through the MAC … Read More

TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report

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TEA 2019-2020 SHARS Audit Findings Report Onward is committed to ensuring Texas school districts understand and follow SHARS regulations in order to maintain a fully compliant Medicaid program.  Audit findings issued by TEA will help better understand necessary documentation updates and changes as it pertains to Medicaid reimbursement. We love … Read More

MAC Quarter Jan – Mar 2020 is now open in Fairbanks

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HHSC released an official notification on August 19, 2020 that Fairbanks is now open for the 2nd quarter 2020 FFY MAC Financials (January-March 2020 (Q2 – JM20). The quarter opens on August 17, 2020 and close on October 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The HHSC trained MAC Financial Contact for … Read More

Certification of Funds Letters – SHARS Finance

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TMHP will continue to email COF letters Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released a Provider Notification regarding an extension for the SHARS COF letter notary requirement. SHARS COF letters will continue to be emailed to Texas school districts per the extension, through October 23, 2020.   Please click the … 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

SHARS Telehealth Services: IEP and Parental Consents

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SHARS Services Provided Through Telemedicine or Telehealth If a school that participates in SHARS provides instruction to a Medicaid-eligible student, the school may seek Medicaid reimbursement for SHARS services delivered through telemedicine or telehealth, assuming all other SHARS program requirements are met.  HHSC will allow reimbursement for the following SHARS … Read More

MAC TIN Error Has Been Corrected

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MAC Update For districts participating in MAC, some providers may have noticed their district’s Texas Identification Number (TIN) showing on MAC October – December 2019 financials was incorrect.  HHSC and Fairbanks, LLC are aware of this issue, and it has been resolved. This issue will not affect payment for providers that have already submitted … Read More

MAC Deadline Approaching June 26, 2020

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Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Deadline Reminder Upcoming June 26, 2020 Deadline for MAC Participants October-December 2019 Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) financial submission is due on June 26, 2020. What is MAC? The school-based Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) program provides Texas school districts, including public charter schools, the opportunity to obtain … Read More