***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

SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES

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When schools closed in Spring 2020, telehealth was allowed for some SHARS services. On July 30, 2020, HHSC announced that telehealth flexibilities had 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 … 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

Planning for SHARS in the 2020-2021 School Year

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SHARS: Starting 2020-2021 Services As districts prepare to begin a new school year, SHARS implementation requires attention and preparation. Below are general SHARS tips to keep in mind: Targeted Parent Consent and Notification Parental consent for SHARS billing is required. The rules have not changed.  Signed written parental consent must … Read More