The ABA advocates for research funding, policies and regulations that prevent burn injuries and positively impact patients and survivors.
ABA’s first Virtual NLC was a resounding success! Thanks to the over 140 ABA members who participated in activities throughout the week!
The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 806/S.1640) establishes standards for installing flame arrestors on portable fuel containers to prevent serious burn injuries. This bill was included in the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations omnibus bill passed on December 21, 2020.
On November 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 defense appropriations bill, which provides $10 million in annual funding for the Military Burn Research Program.
On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee advanced its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 defense appropriations bill, which provides $10 million in annual funding for the Military Burn Research Program.
The House is expected to vote next week on a bundle of five Fiscal Year 2020 bills, including one funding the Department of Defense.
Today, CMMI launched a new payment model, the Part D Payment Modernization Model, and made changes to the existing Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model as part of a broader effort to lower drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries.
Earlier today, CMS issued a final rule on “Pathways to Success,” the proposed overhaul of Medicare’s National ACO Program.
Congress recently approved continued funding for the Military Burn Research Program. The new bill, signed into law on September 28, 2018 commits $8 million in funding for the upcoming year.
Military Burn Research Program funding has been approved by the Senate! On August 23, the Senate passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 defense appropriations bill.
We wanted to share with you some great news with you about funding for the Military Burn Research Program. Before Congress left Washington for the July 4th week, both the House and Senate made significant progress on our request.
We are excited to report the House Appropriations Committee approved $8 million in their bill for MBRP last week, the same funding amount as last year.
National Leadership Conference 2021
The NLC is the primary forum to advance the Association’s advocacy agenda, on behalf of burn centers, the burn team and the patients they serve, to the nation’s key elected and appointed officials. The primary objective of the NLC is for burn center leaders, surgeons, nurses, hospital administrators and other burn care professionals to address challenges in a collaborative and unified fashion, while in the policy legislative and regulatory arena.
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- NLC will be during National Burn Awareness Week to highlight not only advocacy issues but the ABA and its overall role in care, research, and prevention
- Special guest speakers at the Issues Briefing on Tuesday, February 6
- Continued support for H.R. 919—Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2017, legislation that provides a simple solution to this dangerous situation by requiring manufacturers to install simple flame mitigation devices or flame arrestors in these containers
- Continued advocacy to demonstrate the need to support Department of Defense funding for research to advance the care of wounded warriors; to date $67 million has been appropriated, including $21.8 million through the ABA to support 11 research studies at 42 burn centers
- Training and networking