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Update to "SHARS Updates to Audiology Services Under Section 504 Plan"

Last updated on 9/14/2021

This is an update to an article titled to “SHARS Updates to Audiology Services Under Section 504 Plan,” which was published August 13, 2021.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did not approve adding School Health and Related Services (SHARS) audiology services under a Section 504 Plan. SHARS updates to audiology services under a Section 504 plan will not be implemented on October 1, 2021. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will notify SHARS providers upon CMS approval. If approved by CMS, the SHARS updates to audiology services under a Section 504 plan will occur no earlier than October 1, 2022.

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