Cade Saurage, Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships, La Hacienda Treatment Center
Cade has worked in managed health care since 2002. Before coming to La Hacienda in 2014, he was corporate director of managed care for the largest behavioral health company in the nation. At La Hacienda he supervises utilization strategy to maximize insurance coverage for patients, and builds partnerships with national organizations and managed care affiliates. “Making sure that a patient has enough time in clinical care and counseling—so they can start over with a new life—that is why I’m passionate about utilization review,” says Cade, who is himself in recovery. He has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a minor in political science and government from Texas State University, and he also studied and worked at Universidad La Intensa, Costa Rica.