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The 2021 ABA Coding and Reimbursement Primer is now available!

The Primer represents the Association’s continued commitment to providing burn centers and ABA members with the coding and reimbursement information specifically relevant to burn care in inpatient, outpatient and physician’s office services. The 2021 edition contains updates from the 2021 CMS Inpatient Prospective Payment final rule effective October 1, 2020, the 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System effective January 1, 2021, and the 2021 Physician’s Fee Schedule.

The 2021 Update includes:

  • Updates to the E/M Coding for hospital outpatient and physician office visits
  • New product HCPCS codes
  • Updated Relative Value Units for 2021
  • Updated Relative DRG weights for 2021
  • New ICD-10-CM Diagnosis codes effective October 1, 2020.

If there is anything that you would like to see added to the Primer going forward, please contact the ABA Central Office at

To purchase and access the primer, please visit our website here.