Attention EMS Providers
A licensed EMS Provider that provides 911 and\or emergency transfers may be eligible for funding through the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System Account (911 fund), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 fund) and the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Fund (3588 fund).
During the next three months we will provide the ability for you to check your organization's funding eligibility on the Excel spreadsheets on the lower part of this web page. The spreadsheets will be updated as new reports are received from your Regional Advisory Council (RAC). They will show if your organization has met requirements for RAC participation, Expenditure Reporting and Contract verification, in three separate columns. A “N/A” in a field indicates that particular requirement does not apply to your organization. A “NO” or blank field in ANY column indicates you are NOT eligible for funding.
RAC Eligibility Requirements
You must meet ALL RAC eligibility/participation requirements for the previous year, including meeting attendance, participation in performance improvement activities, as requested and utilization of the RAC’s regional trauma plan protocols. Link to Acknowledge Utilization of RAC Protocols form. The "Met RAC Eligibility Requirements" column will be updated as reports are received from your local RAC office. We expect the "Met RAC Eligibility Requirements" column will be updated for all providers by late November 2014.
Submission of all appropriate expenditure reports to the RAC for the fiscal year ending 8/31/14.This requirement applies if your organization received EMS Allotment/Allocation funds for FY 2013. We expect the “Expenditure Report” column will be updated by all providers by late November 2014. You may contact your RAC with questions about your expenditure documentation requirements.
In order to be considered for funding in any county outside your county of licensure, we must have a copy of your contract or Confirmation Form for emergency medical services you provide within that county(ies). For FY 2015 consideration, funding rules require contracts or letters of agreement must be dated and submitted to the department on or before August 31, 2014. If you have questions regarding the contract and/or Confirmation Form, contact Linda Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-834-6684.
How Much Money is Distributed?
Funding is dependent on the amount of money available in the accounts and calculation of the funding formula. The formula includes a trauma service area’s geographic size, its population, and the number of eligible emergency healthcare runs (trauma AND medical) submitted to the DSHS State EMS/Trauma Registry. The total allotment/allocation available for fiscal year 2014 distribution was $2.99 million.
RAC Distribution Plan
Funds are disbursed through your RAC. Another factor which determines how much funding your organization may receive is your RAC's distribution plan. Contact staff in your RAC office for details regarding distribution of EMS Allotment funds.
Statute and Rules
Health & Safety Code: 773.122
Texas Administrative Code: §157.130 (d) and §157.131 (d).
Contact information for your Trauma Service Area RAC.
Provider Eligibility - Alpha list
Provider Eligibility - TSA list
Provider Eligibility spreadsheets are up-to-date as of 9/15/2014.