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November 4, 2016

Children's National Health System Pediatricians and Associates Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care


NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that all 12 of Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A) practice sites in Washington, DC, and Maryland have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. CP&A is a group of pediatric primary care practices owned and managed by Children’s National Health System, with more than 50 providers offering convenient, coordinated care for patients and their families.


The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.


“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the Children’s Pediatricians and Associates practices have the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”


In order to earn recognition, which is valid for three years, the CP&A practice sites have demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards align with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association. With this designation, the CP&A practice sites also join the other Children’s National primary care centers that first achieved this notable distinction in 2011.


“We are honored to receive NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for our ongoing efforts to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care,” said Nasima A. Hossain, MHA, FACHE, Executive Director of the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National and CP&A. “We have long understood the value of providing highly coordinated care for our patients, and we’re excited to continue building upon this achievement and to improve outcomes and reduce costs.”


The mission of CP&A is to provide high-quality care and services to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. Under experienced physician and management leadership, CP&A care teams work to strengthen the physician-patient relationship through continuity of care, patient education and advocacy, and practice management.



May 1, 2015

Our Children's Pediatricians & Associates Greenbelt location was highlighted in the "Greenbelt News Review" on April 23rd last month. Visit our Locations and Hours page to find a location near you.


April 20, 2015

Last Friday we held an event to celebrate our Children’s Pediatricians & Associates practice in Greenbelt, MD. The practice, led by Dr. Angela Hubbard and Dr. Danita Tucker-Powell, offers everything from routine wellness checks to complex medical issues in a location close to home that is closely linked to over 40 pediatric subspecialties offered at our main hospital. Members of Children’s National leadership and Prince George’s County officials joined together to celebrate the Greenbelt practice.



April 17, 2015

Yesterday, we held a ribbon cutting event to celebrate one of our newest Children’s Pediatricians & Associates practices in Bowie, MD, and welcomed them to the Children’s National family. Led by Dr. Clifford Galanis, the Bowie practice offers a full spectrum of healthcare for children ages newborn to 21 in a location close to home. Members of Children’s National leadership and Prince George’s County officials joined together to formally welcome Dr. Galanis and his team. 


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