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2014 CCNC Healthcare Quality Award
On December 11, 2014, Columbus Pediatrics was awarded the CCNC Healthcare Quality award.  There are 780 pediatric practices in NC and only two were chosen for this award.  This award was based on meeting exceedingly high quality of care standards (including CHIPRA C measures) especially in a rural community without a lot of resources.     
The National Committe for Quality Assurance has awarded Columbus Pediatrics and Adolescent Care a level three status as a patient centered medical home.  Level 3 is the absolute HIGHEST level that can be awarded.  The NCQA measures multiple quality measures in more than 40 areas.  These measures include the following:
 - Strict adherence to evidence based medicine
 - Ease in making appointments
 - Accessibility (including after hours availability)
 - Accuracy in records
 - Ancillary services such as labs and Spanish interpreters
 - Educational services including anticipatory guidance
 - Electronic services - including this web site
 - Degree  of services available
 - Appropriate referrals when needed
 - Dedication to continuing quality improvement
 - And more
The NCQA is a  private organization dedicated to improving health care quality.  The NCQA level 3 status is a widely recognized and much sought after seal of quality care.  A level three status is quite difficult to earn.  To our knowledge, we are the only level three pediatric practice within at least an hour's travel.  Certainly no other pediatric practice within this county has achieved this level at this time. 

 Asthma Award

Access III of the Lower Cape Fear has presented Columbus Pediatrics and Adolescent Care with the award for excellent achievement in becoming the benchmark in asthma care for the Lower Cape Fear area.  This award is in recognition of the quality in diagnosing, assessing and treating asthma.


We are the first practice in the area to achieve the highest level of Blue E certification for quality of care for cost.  Based on this certification, Blue cross blue shield has made us a preferred provider.  This certification is based on availability, quality of care measures, as well as outcomes.