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School Health and Related Services (SHARS) FAQ

Get answers to the most commonly asked SHARS questions, such as who is eligible, what services qualify, and more.

Texas school districts can get reimbursed for some of the special education services they provide by participating in the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program. Federal reimbursement for schools is provided through Medicaid for designated services delivered to special education students.

The SHARS program consists of three components:

  1. Participating in three quarterly Random Moment Time Studies
  2. Filing interim claims and receiving payments throughout the year
  3. Completing an annual cost report