When patients experience a cardiovascular event, a comprehensive care approach gives them the best chance for recovery. We can think of this as a three-legged stool:
Surgeries and procedures
A heart-healthy lifestyle
The Pritikin ICR program offers a user-friendly solution for helping patients make these critical lifestyle changes. Our comprehensive approach of exercise and lifestyle-change education provides patients the necessary tools to live longer, healthier lives.
Comprehensive Care Program
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40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Pritikin ICR is based on the Pritikin Program, taught for 40+ years to more than 100,000 people worldwide at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center
100+ studies in peer-reviewed medical journals proving the Pritikin Program’s effectiveness
Under the benefit category, Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR)
CR typically focuses on exercise. On each day of the program, Pritikin ICR delivers exercise plus comprehensive education in healthy living skills like making healthy eating choices and managing stress.
Available for license and easy to implement
High patient satisfaction and opportunities for reduced readmission
TWICE THE NUMBER OF INITIAL MEDICARE-COVERED SESSIONS
Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) has twice the number of Medicare-covered sessions as ordinary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) – 72 instead of the typical 36. This means Medicare covers both comprehensive exercise and lifestyle change education for your patients on every visit.
How Is ICR Different?
Typically approved for up to 36 Sessions
Focuses mainly on exercise, with limited lifestyle education
Approved for 72 Sessions – Same outpatient format as standard cardiac rehabilitation
Patients receive education AND exercise on each day of the program
Educational classes focus on the following areas:
Sustainable, turn-key program with no upfront Pritikin fees and a low cost to operate
Who Qualifies for ICR?
Medicare Part B covers ICR program services for beneficiaries who have experienced one or more of the following:
An acute myocardial infarction within the preceding 12 months
A coronary artery bypass surgery
Current stable angina pectoris
Heart valve repair or replacement
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting
A heart or heart-lung transplant
The Pritikin Program meets the rigorous research and scientific outcome requirements necessary for Medicare approval as an ICR program.
More than 100 studies, all published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, have shown documented results in reducing risk factors for heart disease and other conditions.
While some factors affecting health, such as age, gender, and family history, are not controllable, the Pritikin Program is proven to prevent, control, or reverse risk factors for a multiplicity of diseases, ailments, and conditions including:
Type 2 Diabetes
Peripheral Artery Disease
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Archives of Internal Medicine, 1991; 151:1389. New England Journal of Medicine, 1990; 323; 1142.
LDL CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES REDUCED
Among 4,587 adults, LDL decreased on average 23% in 3 weeks. Triglycerides fell 33%.
Markers of chronic inflammation, notably C-reactive protein, fell about 40% in 2 to 3 weeks.
American Journal of Cardiology, 1997; 79: 1112.
STATIN THERAPY ENHANCED
Before starting the Pritikin Program, 93 people had lowered their cholesterol about 20% using statins. Two weeks after beginning Pritikin, their cholesterol had fallen nearly 20% more.
Journal of Applied Physiology, 2005; 98: 3
Among 864 Type 2 diabetics, fasting glucose fell on average 19% within 3 weeks of starting the Pritikin Program. Many reduced their need for diabetes medications.
Journal of Applied Physiology, 2005; 98: 3
BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERED
Among 1,117 hypertensives, systolic and diastolic blood pressure each fell on average 9% within 3 weeks of beginning the Pritikin Program. Many reduced or eliminated their need for hypertension medications.
Archives of Internal Medicine, 1991; 151: 1389. Journal of CardioMetabolic Syndrome, 2006; 1: 308.
Within 2 to 3 weeks of starting the Pritikin Program, overweight adults lost on average 7 to 11 pounds.
Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation, 1983; 3: 183.
LONG-TERM SUCCESS WITH HEART HEALTH
A follow-up study of 64 heart patients found that 68% of those who had eliminated their angina (chest pain) with the Pritikin Program were still angina-free five years later.
What Patients, Clinicians, and Administrators are saying about Pritikin ICR.
It gives you a complete, balanced way of getting healthy and staying healthy.
Freddie A., Pritikin ICR Patient
Patients are very happy with it (Pritikin); they’re also finding that they can apply it to their life, and we’re giving them the tools to apply it successfully.