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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Emergency Medical and Trauma Services

Trauma Nurse Coordinator Toolkit

Trauma Nurse Coordinator



Whether you are a new trauma nurse coordinator (TNC) trying to figure out where to start or a veteran TNC looking for additional resources, the EMTS Section's Trauma Program staff are available to help. Please contact our office to:


  • Request an Individualize Consultative Visit - FREE
  • Discuss questions you have about the application
  • Obtain sample policies
  • Receive assistance to strengthen Performance Improvement Processes
  • Receive advice on implementing recommendations made during your site survey


Please contact:


Grace Sandeno, MPH
Trauma Program Manager


Margaret Mohan, RN
Trauma System Specialist

Billing for Trauma Team Activations

Your facility can bill for trauma team activations when patients are brought to the facility by EMS. You can not bill for activations that occur for walk ins or clients who come in by private vehicles.

You should bill for trauma team activations since trauma patients require an intensive level of resources, evaluation and treatment. The trauma fee is in addition to the emergency department fee.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have issued billing codes and instructions for billing a trauma team activations. The links below are to the relavant Medicare Claims Processing Manual and a Medicare Learning Network Matters publication addressing trauma activation billing.

The National Foundation for Trauma Care has issued an FAQ regarding trauma codes. That document is also included below.