APMA is deeply saddened by the loss of California member Franklin Kase, DPM. Dr. Kase died in March after a protracted illness.
Dr. Kase was extremely active in California and at the national level in podiatry’s payer advocacy efforts. He was instrumental in APMA’s victory with Anthem, where an onerous policy would have significantly cut reimbursements for evaluation and management (E/M) services billed with CPT modifier 25 when reported with a minor surgical procedure code or a preventive/wellness exam. Dr. Kase received the APMA President’s Award in 2018 and was honored with a CAC leadership award in 2022.
APMA is proud to announce that the APMA Contractor Advisory Committee–Private Insurance Advisory Committee Representative of the Year Award has been renamed in Dr. Kase’s honor. The Franklin Kase, DPM, Memorial CAC & PIAC Representative of the Year Award will be presented annually to a CAC or PIAC representative who embodies the passion and dedication Dr. Kase brought to his profession.