FY 2019 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution (Funds 5108 & 5007) – August 2021


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), EMS & Trauma Systems is pleased to announce that the Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund distributions to designated trauma facilities occurred the week of August 16, 2021.

$647,207.58 from the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5108) and $534,622.97 from the Commission on State Emergency Communications Account (Fund 5007) were distributed to 288 eligible hospitals. 

Background Info:

Texas Health and Safety Code §773.122 directs DSHS to use 27% of funds in the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5108) and 27% of funds in the Commission on State Emergency Communications Account (Fund 5007) 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) 2017 uncompensated trauma care charges reported by eligible hospitals on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 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:
FY19 Fund 5108-5007 UCC Disbursement Summary August 2021

Questions:

Please contact DSHS EMS/Trauma Systems at fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov if you have any questions about the uncompensated trauma care funding.




Last updated September 9, 2021