The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS and
Trauma Systems Coordination (OEMS/TS) is pleased to announce that the
application needed to apply for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Designated Trauma
Facilities and Emergency Medical Services (DTF/EMS) Account - Hospital
Allocation may be accessed at the link below. Additionally, the
application information was emailed to all designated and “in active pursuit”
hospitals with emailed copies provided to the Trauma Coordinator/Trauma Program
Please note: The additional Excel document (Part C) must be submitted with
To be eligible for the FY17 hospital allocation a hospital must be a
designated trauma facility by the application due date or meet “in active
pursuit of trauma designation” requirements by the application due date. The
application must be emailed per instructions in the application no later than
February 28, 2017.
“In active pursuit” requirements:
- Submit a letter of intent to
designate as a trauma facility
- Submit a “timely and sufficient”
trauma designation application (with fee);
- Submit evidence of data submitted to
the State EMS/Trauma Registry;
- Submit evidence of participation in
the appropriate Regional Advisory Council; and
- Provide evidence that a hospital
trauma performance improvement committee has been developed.
FY17 funds will be distributed in the following manner:
- Fifteen percent of the total amount
of funds available for the Hospital Allocation will be divided equally among
all eligible applicants.
- The remaining 85% of the Hospital
Allocation funds will be distributed to eligible hospitals based on the
percentage of uncompensated trauma care a hospital provides in relation to the
total uncompensated care provided by all the eligible hospitals that apply for
the Hospital Allocation.
The trauma care funding program enacted by House Bill (HB) 3588, 78th Texas
Legislature, stipulates that 96% of the funds accumulated in the DTF/EMS
Account be distributed to eligible Texas hospitals to reimburse a portion of
their uncompensated trauma care. Since the inception of the account in 2003,
OEMS/TS distributed approximately $698,665,481 from the DTF/EMS Account to
approximately 285 eligible Texas hospitals to reimburse a portion of their
uncompensated trauma care provided. All eligible hospitals that applied
received a minimum of $11,686 in FY 2004, $29,596 in FY 2005, $34,132 in FY
2006, $28,853 in FY 2007, $42,831 in FY 2008, $42,165 in FY 2009, $40,362 in FY
2010, $37,250 in FY 2011, $29,021.59 in FY 2012, $28,699 in FY 2013, $27,719.52
in FY 2014, and $28,013.70 in FY 2015.
For questions or additional information regarding “in active pursuit of
trauma designation” requirements, please contact Elizabeth Stevenson (512/
834-6794 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions or additional information regarding the Uncompensated Trauma
Care Application, please contact Indra Hernandez (512/ 834-6669 or email@example.com).
FY17 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application (Word, 124KB)
FY17 Addendum Data Template (Excel, 51KB)
FY17 Q&A for Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application (PDF, 44KB)