FY 2017 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – June 2019

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 to designated trauma facilities are occurring the week of June 24, 2019.  

  • $625,657 from the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (1131 Monies) and $425,533 from the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Account (911 Monies) was distributed to 273 eligible hospitals. 

Background Info:

Texas Health and Safety Code §780.004 directs DSHS to use 27% of funds in the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (1131 Monies) and 27% of funds in the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Account (911 Monies) to fund a portion of uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated as state trauma facilities. 

Uncompensated Trauma Care Disbursement Methodology: 

Calculations are made in the following manner: 

  • Calendar Year (CY) 2015 uncompensated trauma care charges reported by eligible hospitals on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 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 trauma care provided by all the eligible hospitals that applied. 

Funding Information:   The disbursement amounts can be viewed by clicking on the Excel spreadsheet below: 
FY17Final_1131-911UCCdisbursementSummaryJune2019

Questions:

Please contact Indra Hernandez at indra.hernandez@dshs.texas.gov or 512-834-6669 if you have any questions about the uncompensated trauma care funding.

Last updated July 3, 2019