Free Monthly School Medicaid Webinar Series Focuses on Timely SHARS Topics

SHARS Webinar Series

The Medicaid and School Health and Related Services (SHARS) programs are often complicated and confusing. Your team can tap into expert knowledge with our monthly Special Education Solutions webinar series!

Led by the experienced Special Education Solutions team, with over 100 years combined experience in SHARS and special education, these webinars are free and open to Texas school districts. They are also State Board for Educator Certification Continuing Professional Education hours eligible.

2023-24 webinar calendar

All webinars are held on the third Wednesday of the month during the school year (September - May), except in March. Attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our experts questions following the presentations.

September 20, 2023
SHARS Summer Recap
1 p.m.
Register for Summer Recap webinar
Welcome back! During this session we will discuss the updates you need to be aware of, including guidance regarding parental consent, the new school based Medicaid guide, section 504/audiology billing, the Medicaid exclusion list, local funds monitoring, and more!

October 18, 2023
SHARS Speech Therapy & Audiology Updates
1 p.m.
Register for Speech Therapy & Audiology webinar
This session discusses the SHARS Speech Therapy and Audiology services referral requirement, as well as recent updates, the provider enrollment process, and clarifies what your team will need to do to be in compliance.

November 15, 2023
Cost Report Audits and the Informal Review Process
1 p.m.
Register for Cost Report Audits webinar
This session explains the cost report audit review process and provides you with guidance on how you can dispute your audit findings. 

December 13, 2023
Random Moment Time Study
1 p.m.
Register for RMTS webinar
Recently, HHSC announced a significant change that could seriously impact SHARS reimbursements. This session provides an overview of the RMTS process, policy changes, and their impact on the SHARS program.

January 17, 2024
SHARS Updates (Presented by the TEA)
1 p.m.
Register for SHARS Updates webinar
Led by Texas Education Agency representative, Angela Foote, this session covers some of the most recent policy changes made to the SHARS program and their potential impact. Ms. Foote will discuss best practices, audit findings, and, time permitting, will take questions from the audience.

February 21, 2024
Staffing Related to The Participant List
1 p.m.
Register for Staffing webinar

April 17, 2024
Telehealth and Telemedicine Services
1 p.m.
Register for Telehealth webinar
This session explores the SHARS telehealth and telemedicine polices and requirements.

May 15, 2024
End of Year SHARS Reminders
Register for End of Year webinar
Summer vacation is right around the corner. This session will provide a rundown of all the tasks you will need to complete for your district's SHARS program before you head out for the summer. During the session we'll also discuss lessons learned throughout the year and offer tips to help you jump start your program once classes resume in the fall. 

Previously recorded webinars

About the host

Dario AvilaWith more than 14 years at the Health and Human Services Commission—seven of which he focused on SHARS—Dario Avila has a wealth of experience. At TASB, he provides complimentary consultations, trainings, updates, and program reviews focused on SHARS to all Texas school districts.

Email Dario for a complimentary consultation at or call 737.708.1117.

Let’s talk about your district’s SHARS program!

Call us at 888.630.6606 or email for more information.