Help Trauma Programs
Get the Federal Support They Need
Trauma Center Association of America has a constant presence in Washington, D.C. as the leading voice for trauma centers. When members of TCAA express their concerns to legislators in congress, they are taking one of the most important steps available to individuals and groups to influence the outcome of decisions affecting trauma centers and systems.
TCAA promotes the interests of the trauma community before legislative, regulatory and executive agencies. By working with TCAA members and industry leaders, TCAA is able to identify and analyze critical health policy issues concerning trauma centers and systems. The organization then acts accordingly to enhance and protect the trauma centers ability to continue providing high quality care to patients.
Our advocacy efforts include securing funding for the trauma programs I the Public Health Service Act that would assist trauma centers with uncompensated care and mission related costs, improve trauma service availability, and trauma system development. TCAA is also working to ensure adequate reimbursement for trauma centers. This includes our efforts to secure improvements to current Medicare reimbursement, remove obstacles to utilization of the trauma response fee, as well as implement a longer-term strategy to devise an appropriate means of reimbursement for trauma centers as payment changes in the larger health care system are evolving.