Pre-Visit

To begin the process to become a verified burn center, or to start your re-verification process, complete the application. The application should be completed by your burn center’s account administrator.

Email verification@ameriburn.org if your verification coordinator does not have access to the application. Access instructions for completing the application and adding system users.

Once your application is approved by the ABA Central Office, you will be able to log into the verification module on the Burn Care Quality Platform (BCQP) to begin the PRQ. New users will receive an email with login instructions. Please allow 1-2 weeks for new users to be added.

Burn centers participating in the verification program will be invoiced $5,000 annually. Checks should be made payable to the: American Burn Association, 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60606

The application includes the date parameters for your site visit. After selecting site visitors and confirming their availability, the ABA will send an email confirming the date of the visit.

The PRQ is completed within the ABA’s online verification module on the Burn Care Quality Platform (BCQP).

The verification coordinator and users will receive an email with login instructions for the PRQ. If you do not receive an email with instructions, please contact verification@ameriburn.org.

Site visit details including survey or names and contact information will be sent to your burn center via email with your site review confirmation letter. In order to prepare for your site visit, please read Site Visit Instructions and the sample Review Agenda.

Post-Visit

  • VRC Reviewers complete and submit site visit report within seven days 
  • Burn Center completes “Meeting and Rounds” by entering meeting and attendance and rounds summaries on the BCQP module (link to sample page of the PRQ)  
  • Site visit report is completed and posted so VRC can review and vote to either: 
    1. Verified
    2. Non-Verified pending further review 
    3. Not Verified
  • Determination and plaque are sent within 8 weeks 

Upon committee approval of the site report, the burn is notified of the decision of the Verification Committee by letter emailed to your burn center director. The committee’s determination is based on ABA Verification Criteria.

One Level 1 criterion deficiency (CD) will result in non-verification, anything higher than five or more Level 2 CD’s will also result in non-verification.

Focus Review: In the case that there are issues with the verification which can be resolved by submitting additional documentation, either a remote or on-site focused review will need to be scheduled. Consult your determination letter for details regarding the timeline and documentation required. There is an additional cost for a focus review whether on paper or on-site.

Once a center is verified, a plaque is sent to the burn center.

If your burn center is interested in using the ABA Verified Burn Center logo, please contact us.