Dr. Poggio has been the recipient of numerous CPM’A awards including: 2005 Podiatric Physician of the year The President’s Award, Volunteer of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000. In 2000 he also received the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. A certified medical examiner, Dr. Poggio has served as a consultant for a number of third-party payers and insurers. He has chaired CPMA’s Medicare Committee for a decade. He also serves as the Association’s Medicare CAC (Carrier Advisory Committee) Representative and Liaison to NHIC. A board certified foot surgeon specializing in foot and ankle injuries and disorders, Dr. Poggio practices in Alameda, California Dr. Poggio is a native of Oakland. After completing his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Dr. Poggio earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1984 from the California lCollege of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM) in San Francisco. He completed his residency at San Francisco’s Pacific Coast Hospital in 1986. Dr. Poggio has been instrumental in improving local policy language on foot and ankle issues. He is a noted speaker on both Medicare and compliance topics. He is in private practice and consults on compliance issues.