Cade Saurage is Chief Executive Officer for Ocean Recovery while managing the revenue cycle for sister company Ascendant NY. Prior to this, he was Director of Utilization Management and Partnerships for La Hacienda Treatment Center in Texas and has worked in managed healthcare for almost 20 years. Not too long ago, Cade joined the NAATP faculty and has continued to bring a unique perspective of MCO partnering and strategy in behavioral health. He previously served as Corporate Director of UM for the largest behavioral health company in the nation. After his degree in Mass Communications: (m) Political Science and Government, he worked abroad at Universidad La Intensa, Costa Rica. He has one publication; 7 Steps to Successful UR. Currently, his responsibilities include executive oversight and leadership development but continues to offer UR strategy and partnership efforts with national organizations and managed care affiliates seeking professional arrangement.