Indirect Cost Rate Notification

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Annually, ISDs must request an indirect cost rate by completing and submitting the ICRP Additional Costs Workbook (ACW). The deadline for submitting the workbook, and thus requesting indirect cost rates, was January 19, 2023. TEA issues two indirect cost rates to local educational agencies (LEAs), a restricted rate and an unrestricted … 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

Annual SHARS Survey

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To conduct IDEA-B LEA maintenance of effort (MOE) compliance reviews, TEA must know how LEAs and fiscal agents expended any reimbursements they received under the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. All LEAs that received IDEA-B grant funding in the 2021–2022 school year must therefore submit the School Health … 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


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The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released a SHARS Program Q&A on September 20, 2022 for all who registered and attended one of the recent HHSC SHARS webinars hosted from August 2 – Sept 1, 2022.  HHSC published the attached document to follow up with questions that were submitted, … 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

SHARS Policy Updates and TEA Typical Findings

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Parental Consents “Informed consent is agreement to do something or to allow something to happen only after all the relevant facts are disclosed.” Prospective Consent – Consent for future services/billing. Targeted Distribution – Consent is applicable to a child receiving eligible special education services and who has been identified as … Read More

Indirect Cost Rate Proposal

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The district’s Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (ICRP) is available in the secure GFFC Reports and Data Collections application, accessible through TEAL. To receive TEA’s calculated indirect cost rates, the ISD must review, approve, and certify its completed ICRP by May 20, 2022. Instructions for completing the ISD review/approval/certification process are available in the … Read More