SHARS: Telehealth Extension Dates

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released a Provider Notification regarding extension dates for SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities have been extended through May 31st, 2020. Please click the link to the view this important notification. If you have any additional questions, please contact the SHARS Rate Analysts at ProviderFinanceSHARS@hhs.texas.gov or … Read More

2021–2022 Indirect Cost Rates for Independent School Districts

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Process for Certification of 2021–2022 Indirect Cost Rates for Independent School Districts The TEA has uploaded the completed Indirect Cost Rate Proposals (ICRPs) in GFFC Reports and Data Collections. ISDs that requested an indirect cost rate must review, approve, and certify their ICRP data by May 21, 2021.  The following … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Services Extended

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SHARS Services Provided Through Telemedicine or Telehealth Last updated on 3/25/2021 If a school that participates in SHARS provides instruction to a Medicaid-eligible student during this time, the school may seek Medicaid reimbursement for SHARS services delivered through telemedicine or telehealth, assuming all other SHARS program requirements are met.  These flexibilities … Read More

SHARS Claims Aug – Sept 2020 Deadline Dec 31st

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2020 FFY SHARS Claims Deadline Is Here   ONWARD requires all 2020 FFY SHARS claims (i.e. dates of service 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020) to be submitted to ONWARD no later than Dec 31, 2020.  Claims must be validated and sent to TMHP no later than January 3, 2021 for processing.  This … Read More

SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED

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SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED INTO THE NEW YEAR SHARS expanded telehealth services are available through January 21, 2021. If the federal public health emergency continues beyond January 21, 2021, then the services are expanded through January 31, 2021. Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: – SHARS and special education guidance remain in … Read More

TEA Telehealth Services Updates

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SHARS expanded telehealth services are available until  December 31, 2020 Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: SHARS and special education guidance remain in effect Eligible telehealth services include: Audiology Services Counseling/ Psychological Services Occupational Therapy Physician Services Physical Therapy Speech Therapy   Parent or adult student consent for specific telehealth services … Read More

COVID-19: CARE Act Provider Relief Fund

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Districts that provide SHARS services (including new providers) may consider applying for the HHS COVID-19  Provider Relieve Fund. These funds can assist with district’s COVID-19 related expenses. Applicants who submit by Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be considered for funding. Some districts received payments during the Phase 2- General Distribution. … Read More

***SHARS TELEHEALTH EXTENDED***

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SHARS expanded telehealth services are available until  November 30, 2020.   SHARS and special education guidance remain in effect and are eligible for the following service areas: Audiology services Counseling/ Psychological services * Occupational Therapy* Physician services Physical Therapy Speech Therapy* *these services are always billable Telehealth services must meet specific criteria: … Read More

Personal Care Services – Policy Changes

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Personal Care Services – Policy Changes – Effective October 2020 Release by Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) PCS are support services provided to clients who meet the definition of medical necessity and require assistance with the performance of ADLs, instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and health maintenance activities … Read More

FAQ: SHARS Parental Consent – Digital Signatures

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Can a digital signature be used for the one-time SHARS parental consent and/or service logs? If certain conditions are met, an electronic signature is acceptable: Prior to accepting an electronic signature, a state agency shall ensure that the level of security used to identify the signer of a message and … Read More