Bud Pate is the Vice President of Content & Learning for the Clinical Compliance and High Reliability practice with Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions. He brings more than 40 years of consulting and healthcare experience to the firm. Bud serves as the firm’s Compliance practice authority for understanding and interpreting CMS and accrediting agency regulation intent. Educational material authored by Bud, combined with his unique perspectives, equips healthcare organizations to cut through bureaucracy frequently associated with state and federal regulations to achieve and remain in compliance.
Prior to joining Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions, Bud served as an executive consultant and Director of Licensing and Accreditation for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California region. Before his tenure at Kaiser, he served as a State Agency Surveyor for Los Angeles County Department of Health Services where he supervised state licensing and Medicare certification activities for all hospitals and other non-long-term-care providers/suppliers in Los Angeles County. Bud also represented the California and American Hospital Associations on various Joint Commission committees.
He is a nationally recognized expert in CMS and Joint Commission compliance, process simplification, clinical quality, and patient safety. Bud works with healthcare organizations across the country to achieve sustainable, commonsense solutions that promote efficiency, protect patients, and comply with external regulatory requirements.
Bud has a Bachelor of Arts in zoology and biochemistry, he holds a certificate in environment management from the University of Southern California School of Public Administration, and he is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in California.