What is the Certification of Funds Statement

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COF Statement Dates Explained The SHARS handbook has new language with regards to Certification of Funds (COF).  The content included below can be found on page 39. SHARS providers are required to certify on a quarterly basis the amount reimbursed during the previous federal fiscal quarter.  TMHP Provider Enrollment mails … Read More

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

Certification of Funds Have Been Released

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released the October 2022 through December 2022 Certification of Funds (COF) report.   TMHP is asking LEAs to certify that Medicaid allowable state/local funds have been expended in the amount equal to or greater than the Total Computable Expenditures as shown on the COF … 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

Open MAC Quarter – Opens December 19, 2022

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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 4th quarter of federal fiscal year 2022; July-September 2022 (Q4 JS22). The quarter opens on December 19, 2022 and will close on February 03, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. CST. … Read More

SHARS Updates Now Available

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The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has updated the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook to clarify the items below.  Revisions are in red in the SHARS handbook and a synopsis of updates can be seen in the Clarification for Some SHARS Benefit Information notice. Eligible providers … Read More

RMTS Sampled Moments – Holiday Season

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As you approach the holiday season, HHSC, Fairbanks and Onward all wish to remind you to log onto the STAIRS system and check the completion of all RMTS sampled moments to ensure any unanswered moments will not exceed the five business day response deadline. Sampled moments must be completed in … Read More

Speech Therapist Eligible to Conduct SHARS Medicaid Referrals

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According to federal statue policy language updates made to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook align with 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §440.110(c)(2)(i-iii)): 42 CFR §440.110 Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and services for individuals with speech, hearing, and language (SLP) and Audiological … Read More