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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 3. School Health and Related Services (SHARS) : 3.1 Overview

3.1 Overview
Medicaid services provided by school districts in Texas to Medicaid-eligible students are known as SHARS. The oversight of SHARS is a cooperative effort between the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and HHSC. SHARS allows local school districts, including public charter schools, to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for certain health-related services provided to students in special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that are documented in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires school districts to be enrolled as a SHARS Medicaid provider, participate in the Random Moment Time Study (RMTS), claim on an interim basis, and submit an annual SHARS Cost Report.
SHARS reimbursement is provided for students who meet all of the following requirements:
Services covered by SHARS includes:
These services must be provided by qualified personnel who are under contract with or employed by the school district.

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