FY 2011 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – July 2011

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS & Trauma Systems Coordination is pleased to announce that the Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund distributions will occur during the week of July 4th, 2011.  Hospitals will begin receiving the disbursements within a week.

  • $66,553,347 from the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services (DTF\EMS) Account (3588 Monies) will be distributed to 268 eligible hospitals.  The grand total distributed to eligible hospitals since the inception of this funding source is approximately $447,550,000.

Background Info:

Texas Health and Safety Code §780.004 directs DSHS to use 96% of funds in the DTF/EMS Account (3588 monies) to fund a portion of uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated as state trauma facilities or a hospital meeting “in active pursuit” requirements.

Uncompensated Trauma Care Disbursement Methodology:

Disbursements were made in the following manner:

  • Calendar Year (CY) 2009 uncompensated trauma care charges reported by eligible hospitals on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Application (Hospital Allocation) were used in the funding formula.  
  • Fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of funds available was divided equally amongst all eligible applicants.
  • The remaining eighty-five percent (85%) was distributed to eligible applicants based on the percentage of uncompensated trauma care a hospital provided in relation to the total uncompensated provided by all the eligible hospitals that applied.

Funding Information:   Each facility’s disbursement can be viewed by clicking on the Excel spreadsheet below: 

July 2011 - Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Disbursement

Please contact Emily Parsons (emily.parsons@dshs.state.tx.us; 512-834-6794) if you have any questions.

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Last updated July 06, 2011