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November 2016

November 2016


 

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Advocacy

On Friday, November 18th from 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm, our team of federal lobbyists from Winning Strategies Washington will host a webinar titled "Election 2016: Policy and Political Implications for Trauma Care” This is your opportunity to gather information and ask questions about expectations post-election at the federal level. Register for the webinar here. Contact Deb Myers, Director of Education and Projects, at 704.360.4665 or deb@traumacenters.org with questions.


Operations

Coming Soon! TCAA Connect Incentive Program

TCAA is excited to announce that on December 1st we will begin awarding incentive points for member participation on TCAA Connect. Members will have the opportunity to accumulate points and earn rewards. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION! 

Questions about TCAA Connect? Click Here.


Finance

2016 Trauma Center Finance Study: Extended until Dec. 2nd - Please Participate!

TCAA’s most sought after data is the study Trauma Charges and Collections.  Participate now in the Trauma Center Finance and benchmark your facility against others in the country on pertinent data including codes, charges, collections and reimbursement.  The data compiled will result in a report sorted by region, national, and trauma center designation level.  TCAA members are encouraged to participate so the results are complete and comprehensive resulting in a valid study. Please complete and return to TCAA by December 2, 2016.

Review the attached questions before completing the Trauma Center Finance Study on Survey Monkey.  If you do not have the information necessary to complete the form in its entirety, please forward it to the appropriate person(s) in your organization.

Your Trauma Center’s data is NOT identifiable! 

Reports generated from the information collected are not identified by source. Results will be aggregated and disseminated in a general report to TCAA members only.


COVERAGE AND PAYMENT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS SERVICES FURNISHED TO INDIVIDUALS WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY (AKI)

In accordance with sections 1861(s)(2)(F) and 1834(r) of the Act, as amended by sections 808(a) and 808(b), respectively, of the TPEA, CMS will provide coverage and payment for renal dialysis services furnished on or after January 1, 2017 by an ESRD facility to an individual with AKI.  Under the law, the payment will be the amount of the ESRD PPS base rate, as adjusted by the wage index.  CMS is finalizing that drugs, biologicals, laboratory services, and supplies that ESRD facilities are certified to furnish, but that are not renal dialysis services, may be paid for separately when furnished to individuals with AKI. 


Education

Webinars

  • November 18th: Election 2016: Policy and Political Implications for Trauma Care - Register Here!
  • Open Forum Q & A for Levels III and IV. A recording is now available.



Did you know?

We’ve updated the TCAA Trauma Finance Manual. Updates included Chapter 10 titled Maximizing Professional Billing in Trauma Care and Chapter 11 titled Observation Placement for Injured Patients.

Click on the image below to access the full manual


Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) is updating our invoicing procedure effective April, 2016. TCAA is moving to a January to December calendar year fee schedule.  We feel this dues schedule will help streamline our accounting process and provide a better system of organization for our members.  We will be pro-rating your 2016 membership dues accordingly. Contact us with any questions at 704-360-4665.

Please make sure you update your Accounts Payable office with our new address:

108 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 103

Mooresville, NC  28117


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