The Institutional Advisory Council (IAC) began as the National Coalition of Burn Center Hospitals (NCBCH) and has evolved to be an integral component of the ABA committee structure.

The IAC is comprised of burn centers which are as institutional members of the ABA.  With the support of the IAC the ABA has engaged in:

  • Effective private and public-sector advocacy with Congress, key agencies such as CMS, and private payer organizations.
  • Effective advocacy to counteract potential cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, eliminate annual and lifetime limits on insurance, eliminate the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for disabling burn injuries and DRG changes that impacted burn care procedures.
  • Representation for burn surgeons on the AMA Relative Value Update Committee and through participation in the CPT update and review process.

Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.mihs.org/arizona-burn-center/

Southern California Regional Burn Center at LAC & USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.uscplasticsurgery.com/lac-burn-center

UCI Regional Burn Center
Orange, CA
http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/medical-services/burn-center/

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California
Sacramento, CA
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/northerncalifornia

UC Davis Regional Burn Center
Sacramento, CA
https://www.ucdavis.edu/

UC San Diego Regional Burn Center
San Diego, CA
https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/burn-center/Pages/default.aspx

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Regional Burn Center
San Jose, CA
https://www.scvmc.org/specialtycenters/burn_center/Pages/default.aspx

UF Health Burn Center at the University of Florida, Shands
Gainesville, FL
https://ufhealth.org/burns/care

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center
Miami, FL
http://surgery.med.miami.edu/burns/

Tampa General Hospital Regional Burn Center
Tampa, FL
https://www.tgh.org/

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
https://www.loyolamedicine.org/

University of Chicago Burn Center
Chicago, IL
http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/burn-center/

University of Iowa Burn Center
Iowa City, IA
https://www.uihealthcare.org/

The Burnett Center at the University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS
https://www.kumc.edu/

Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, KS
https://www.viachristi.org/

Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner Redstone Burn Center
Boston, MA
http://www.massgeneral.org/

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Boston, MA
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/boston/Care/Burn-Care

The Burn Center – Regions Hospital
St. Paul, MN
https://www.regionshospital.com

George David Peak Memorial Burn & Wound Center
Columbia, MO
http://www.muhealth.org/services/emergency/trauma/burn/

Mercy Hospital, Springfield
Springfield, MO
https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-hospital-springfield

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Burn Center
Winston-Salem, NC
www.wakehealth.edu/Burn-Center

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/cincinnati

University of Cincinnati Medical CenterUC Healthcare
Cincinnati, OH
http://uchealth.com/services/burn-surgery/

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu

Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center
Allentown, PA
https://www.lvhn.org/facilities_directions/hospital_locations/regional_burn_center

St. Christopher’s Medical – Stuart J. Hulnick Burn Center
Philadelphia, PA
https://www.stchristophershospital.com/our-services/burn-center-for-children

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Burn Center
Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.ahn.org/specialties/burn-center

The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center
Crozer Chester Medical Center

Upland, PA
http://www.crozerkeystone.org/Locations/crozer-burn-center/

Firefighters Regional Burn Center
Memphis, TN
https://www.regionalonehealth.org/…/firefighters-burn-center

Parkland Health & Hospital System
Regional Burn Center

Dallas, TX
www.parklandhospital.com/phhs/burn-unit.aspx

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Galveston, TX
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/galveston

University of Utah Burn Center
Salt Lake City, UT
https://healthcare.utah.edu/burncenter

VCU Health System
Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Richmond, VA
http://burncenter.vcu.edu/

University of Washington Regional Burn Center
Harborview Medical Center

Seattle, WA
www.uwmedicine.org/harborview

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI
www.surgery.wisc.edu

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Milwaukee, WI
https://www.columbia-stmarys.org

Membership in the IAC provides burn centers:

  • A formal voice within the ABA through designated representatives on key ABA committees, to ensure that the burn center perspective on important issues is heard.
  • A special educational forum at the ABA Annual Meeting.
  • Direct access to participate in the ABA’s National Leadership Conference and present issues that are relevant to the specialty directly to legislators and congress members.
  • Publications of practical day-to-day use by burn center directors and administrators, such as the ABA Coding and Reimbursement Primer.