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

Time Study Samples Now Available

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The fiscal year 2023 second quarter (JM23) RMTS sample has been selected and posted on the STAIRS located on the Fairbanks website.  To view the sample selected for your entity, log into STAIRS and select the “Time Study Sample” tab. As a reminder, the JM23 quarter begins on Tuesday, January 10, … Read More

2022 SHARS Cost Report Training – Registration Now Open

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DO NOT DELAY!  Register Now!   The first SHARS Cost Report Training session for federal fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 to September 2022) will take place on January 10, 2022.  In accordance with Title 1 TAC §355.102(d), it is the responsibility of the provider to ensure that each Cost Report … 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

TEA and HHSC Update on the NPI Process

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SHARS Reimbursement Methodology HHSC plans to release a notice through Fairbanks on September 30, 2022 which will indicate the effective date of these changes will be October 1, 2022. Referrals and Prescriptions It is important to note that the requirements for Occupational and Physical Therapy are different than Speech and Audiology. … 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

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