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March 2017


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American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The legislation consists of one drafted by the Energy and Commerce Committee and another by the Ways and Means Committee.  The latest amendment ends Medicaid expansion effective December 31, 2017, allows states to implement work requirements for certain Medicaid recipients, provides for $1 billion to create the American Health Care Implementation Fund and ends most ACA taxes at the end of this year among other provisions. 

Click here for a section by section summary.


Latest Ask Traumacare:

  • Recently Closed - Pending Report: 
    • Stop the Bleed Surver
    • ED Security

Committee News:

Annual Meeting Committee

  • View the completed agenda here.

Disaster Preparedness Committee

  • Composing a disaster related AskTraumacare
  • Assembling information for a webinar on Disaster Preparedness in the Trauma Program

Education Committee

  • Building questions for upcoming AskTraumacares:
    1. Education programs utilized by physicians & nurses
    2. Types of technology used in the trauma program.

Injury Prevention Committee

  • Participating in the Safe States, a CDC sponsored project. 
  • Developing a webinar on how to establish an IP program.

Pediatric Trauma Center Committee

  • Completed review on recently closed Pediatrics study (report pending).  Proceeding with part two of the study, which will focus on the clinical aspects.


TCAA will soon be offering Trauma Center on-site finance consultation visit. More information to follow.  



TWO NEW courses are being offered at our 2017 Annual Conference. Have you registered yet?


In response to enthusiastic demand and to supplement the existing and highly successful Trauma Medical Director Course, the Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) is launching the TCAA Advanced Medical Director Course. The inaugural edition of this course will be offered at our 2017 annual meeting and will be held on May 4-5, 2017. Led by an experienced and dedicated faculty, the course curriculum will include selected areas of hospital and professional finances, performance improvement, team management and leadership. The teaching style will emphasize selected readings, case discussions and adequate time for detailed discussion of all topics. Participants will be invited to submit case studies for group analysis and discussion. This course will be limited to 20 participants. Completion of the existing TCAA Medical Director course is a pre-requisite OR demonstration of equivalent in expertise & experience, at the discretion of the course director. Register here.


Trauma University will debut during TCAA’s 20th Annual Conference. The concept of Trauma University stems from several ideas and concepts contributed by TCAA’s members. This course is designed to provide practitioners with four hours of live clinical education. The top 4 topics chosen to be introduced in 2017 are, Geriatric Trauma, Trauma Resuscitations, Trauma for the Bedside Provider and Trauma Complications. Stay tuned…more details to come! Register here.






  • April 25th, 12:00 PM ET: Trauma Team Burn Out, presented by Dr. Craig Rhyne
  • June 6th, 1:00 PM ET: CMS Rule - Emergency Preparedness Webinar - Part 2, presented by Emily Lord and Craig Camidge
  • August 30th, 1:00 PM ET: Pain Management of the Pediatric Patient with Fractures & Open Fracture Update in 2017, presented by Dr. Scannell

Upcoming Trauma Conferences/Events:

Did you know?


March 30th is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing for the TCAA's Annual Meeting, May 2 - 3, 2017.


To register, visit our website or click here.





TCAA Would Like To Welcome Our Newest Member:

South Carolina Department of Health

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