Director of Utilization Management
Dr. Prater joined MAP in 2013 and brings 25+ years of experience in the Addiction Medicine and UM arena, being one of the first physicians certified by ASAM in 1987 and serving as a program medical director for Horizon Hospital, HCA and Charter as well as having an outpatient addiction treatment program in the Dallas/Plano area and later working at both Starlite Village Hospital and Lahacienda Treatment Center in the Texas Hill Country. Dr. Prater has worked solely in Utilization Management for the last several years, helping clients obtain treatment authorizations and managed care compliance as part of overall revenue cycle management.
Dr. Prater currently directs a large team of UM Specialists at MAP. He received his BS In Pre-Med studies from Abilene Christian University and his MD from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.