HHSC SHARS Q&A Document

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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

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Clarifications

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Documentation Requirements For reimbursement of SHARS benefits, SHARS providers should adhere to documentation requirements and privacy standards set forth by professional licensure requirements, medical practice standards, the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, and any applicable federal and state laws. … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Extension

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Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) released a Provider Notification regarding SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities ended effective April 30, 2022 and have been replaced by related interim guidance. Please click the link to the view this important notification. If you have any additional questions, please contact the SHARS Analysts … Read More

SLP NPI Attestation Webinar

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ONWARD is excited to release our first SLP NPI Attestation Webinar   On June 7, 2022 ONWARD will be hosting our first live and interactive SLP NPI Attestation Webinar.  During this webinar, attendees will walk step-by-step through the process with our expert Medicaid Specialists.  By the completion of the seminar, … Read More

SHARS Audits

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Audit season is in full swing and it is important to have the district documentation ready in the event you are selected. ONWARD urges all school districts to ensure the following information follows compliance requirements. Documentation is adequate to support the services reimbursed for Medicaid. The sessions reported for SHARS … Read More

TMHP is Releasing 2020 FFY Cost Reports

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The first round of 2020 FFY Cost Report Settlements are scheduled to be released on Friday, February 25, 2022.  Districts that filed either an informal or formal appeal may not receive their Cost Report settlement at the end of the week, however settlements will continue to be released as the … Read More

Telehealth Extensions for SHARS

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SHARS telehealth services have been extended.  Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) has released a Provider Notification regarding extension dates. 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.SHARS Telehealth flexibilities have been extended through April 30, 2022. … Read More

TMHP 1099 Form

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Every January, Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) mails Medicaid provider (hospitals, doctors, clinics, LEAs) a 1099 form for revenue generated during the previous calendar year.  Since SHARS is a reimbursement program,  districts are not required to report SHARS revenue as income.  However, your ONWARD finance team suggests the 1099 … Read More

SHARS Telehealth Extension

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Multiple Medicaid COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended Through January 31, 2022 TMHP has released a Provider Notification regarding extension dates for SHARS Telehealth services. SHARS Telehealth flexibilities have been extended through January 31, 2022. Texas Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) must provide all medically necessary, Medicaid-covered services to eligible clients. Administrative procedures such … Read More

SHARS Record Submission and Retention

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SHARS providers must maintain and retain documentation and claims to fully document the services and supplies provided and delivered to a student with Texas Medicaid coverage. These documents and claims must be retained for the cessation of service plus seven years or until all audit questions, hearings, investigations, or court … Read More