McKINNEY (March 1, 2016) — The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NRPC) announced that Comforcare Home Care North Dallas has successfully completed its certification program and has earned the rare distinction of Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow (CRPF). Comforcare Home Care North Dallas is one of the first healthcare organizations in the state to receive this prestigious honor, held in high regard by leading acute hospitals how are now being penalized financially if patients are admitted unnecessarily to the hospital.

“This is quite an accomplishment for any healthcare organization, as it requires extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, as well as a commitment to prioritizing the patient’s needs over financial incentives as directed in the Affordable Care Act,” said Josh Luke, Founder and President of the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. Luke, a veteran hospital CEO, went on to say “Health care leaders who make a commitment to become certified are true pioneers in patient centered care, and are leading the way in their local community by educating others on the importance of this issue. Many CRPF teams have seen a growth in relationships and referrals from local hospitals as a result of becoming certified and sharing this valuable knowledge with other healthcare professionals.”

The certification is available to any individual or team who works in healthcare, residential care or wellness. The NRPC has a special program for healthcare students as well. The more information on the certification and CRPF can be found at NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.

“Comforcare Home Care North Dallas is proud to become certified and believe it is an honor to bring this expertise to our local community,” said Ramon Molina, co-owner. “Making sure patients remain healthy and are safe in their homes is a priority for our home care agency, and this program positions us to be that resource for our local community.”

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative showcases healthcare case studies and educational tools focused on value based and patient centered care found on line at NationalReadmissionPrevention.com. For more information on the NRPC or the Certification, please email info@NationalReadmissionPrevention.com.