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Outcomes & Cost-Savings

Lifestyle changes result in significant cost savings in the first year. Mutual of Omaha found that 77% of patients avoided bypass surgery or a stent by choosing the Ornish program as a direct alternative, saving almost $30,000/patient in the first year. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield found that overall healthcare costs were reduced by 50% in the first year and 400% in those whose insurance claims were more than $25,000 in the preceding year.

Outcomes & Cost-Savings

Improvement in Medical Risk Factors and Quality of Life in Women and Men With Coronary Artery Disease in the Multi-center Lifestyle Demonstration Project

Outcomes & Cost-Savings

Avoiding Revascularization with Lifestyle Changes: The Multi-center Lifestyle Demonstration Project

Outcomes & Cost-Savings

The Effectiveness and Efficacy of an Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in 24 Sites

Outcomes & Cost-Savings

Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease Cost Effectiveness Summary

Mission Spotlight

Evidence-Based. Reimbursed.

Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation

With better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, bigger changes in lifestyle, and higher adherence and engagement, lifestyle medicine is reimbursed by Blue Shield of California, Medicare, Aetna, and many other commercial payers.

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