SHARS TELEHEALTH SERVICES EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY

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TEA Release: Telehealth Services and SHARS   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. UPDATE: The federal public health emergency was renewed on January 7, 2021. Therefore, … Read More

Open For Public Comment: New SHARS Policies

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HHSC New SHARS Policy is posted here for Public Comment SHARS DRAFT SHARS providers must maintain and retain all necessary records  needed to provide full disclosure regarding services and supplies. These records must be made available to employees, agents, or contractors of HHSC OIG, the Office of the Attorney General … Read More

MAC New Open Date: January 18, 2021

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Delayed MAC Quarter Has New Open/Deadline Dates HHSC MAC will delay the opening of the third quarter financials for MAC ISD for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 (April – June 2020).  The third quarter FFY 2020 will open January 18, 2021 and will close on March 5, 2021.   Providers will receive … 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 2020 Cost Reports Opening DELAYED

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As a result of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the opening of SHARS 2020 cost reports will be DELAYED. HHSC SHARS does not yet have an estimated date for the opening of 2020 cost reports, though we will ensure to give districts 90 days to complete their cost reports, as … Read More

SHARS Cost Report Settlement Provider Notice & Informal Appeals

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HHSC SHARS sent Settlement Notices to districts on December 4th, 2020. As a reminder, districts are required to review their cost report, and agree or disagree with the proposed settlement amount within 30 calendar days of the notice, January 3rd, 2021. If a district does not complete the required steps to either agree … Read More

Stay SHARS Compliant!

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SHARS Compliance is Key ONWARD wants our clients to stay current and knowledgeable on SHARS regulations as it applies to compliant Medicaid reimbursement.   ONWARD works hand-in-hand with HHSC, TEA and other agencies to provide school districts with the most up-to-date information available on SHARS.  We serve as advocates for school … 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

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