SCHOOL HEALTH AND RELATED SERVICES (SHARS) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Updated January 23, 2017

This updated document was developed through a cooperative effort between the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), with questions submitted from third-party vendors, school districts and shared service arrangements (SSAs). This document reflects the current approved Medicaid SHARS State Plan language effective September 1, 2006. This document is not intended to establish policy, but rather to provide policy clarification and guidance. Additional clarification, interpretations, and answers to questions will be added as the need arises. 

For more information on procedure codes, service descriptions, billable time, eligible providers, and documentation requirements, please refer to the Billing Guidelines section on our website and the current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) section on SHARS and the section on Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities.