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School Health and Related Services (SHARS)

The School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program allows Texas local educational agencies (LEAs; districts and charter schools) and shared service arrangements (SSAs) to request reimbursement for Medicaid health-related services documented  in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee determines SHARS services. Services must be medically necessary and reasonable to ensure that children with disabilities are able to participate in the educational program.  The oversight of SHARS is a cooperative effort between the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

This site contains a variety of SHARS information, including topics such as written notification, one-time written consent, and a District Self-Monitoring Tool.
This site contains information on the SHARS Reimbursement Report Survey, revenue coding for the federal reimbursement, and the expenditure of the federal reimbursement.
This site contains information on the SHARS program, including enrollment information, the SHARS FAQ, guides/manuals, notices, etc.
This site includes the five steps an LEA must take to become a SHARS Medicaid Provider.
This document was developed through a cooperative effort between TEA and HHSC.  It includes questions submitted from third-party vendors, school districts and shared service arrangements (SSAs).
This site includes information for the cost report that must be submitted annually for all SHARS services delivered during the previous federal fiscal year covering October 1 through September 30.
This site includes information on SHARS Training, including cost report training sessions, and has a list of training materials available. 
This site contains information on the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) and Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) training, including registration for sessions, which is required annually to participate in MAC.
This site provides fee information for Texas Medicaid, the HHSC Family Planning Program, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Expanded Primary Health Care Program and the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program.
The files on this site contain the Texas Medicaid fee schedules for the selected federal fiscal quarter.