|The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS & Trauma Systems Coordination is very pleased to announce that the 2008 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund distributions occurred the week of May 5, 2008.
- $49,257,977 from the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services (DTF\EMS) Account (3588 Monies) will be distributed to 255 eligible hospitals. The grand total distributed to eligible hospitals since the inception of this funding source is $216,118,771.00.
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) 2006 uncompensated trauma care charges reported by eligible hospitals on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 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: The funding formula and each facility’s disbursement can be viewed by clicking on the Excel spreadsheet below:
May 2008 DSHS Uncompensated Trauma Care Distribution to Hospitals
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org; (512) 834-6794) if you have any questions.
Emily Parsons , RN
Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination
Texas Department of State Health Services
(512) 834-6611 fax