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ABA Reaccredited by ANCC

The American Burn Association (ABA) is pleased to announce it has been reaccredited to provide Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) Accreditation Program for another four years.

ABA Coding and Reimbursement Primer 2021 Edition

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.

Advocacy Update, July 2021

On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 defense appropriations bill, which provides $10 million in continued annual funding for the Military Burn Research Program.

Congress Passes Portable Fuel Container Safety Act

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.

Preventing Dry Ice Burns

Some of the new COVID-19 vaccines require ultra-low temperature for storage and transportation. The expanded implementation and use of ultra-low storage could create a potential hazard if handled inappropriately or in the event of an accident.

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