Diane M. Pedulla

Diane M. Pedulla, J.D., is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Practice Directorate of the American Psychological Association.  She is responsible for monitoring Federal policies that affect the independent practice of psychology, including coverage and reimbursement issues under Medicare and Social Security.  Part of her time for the last several years has been spent on matters related to performance measurement and reporting, including expanding the opportunities for psychologists to report on measures in Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Other major projects include the development and implementation of codes for health and behavior services, the revision of the codes for psychological and neuropsychological testing and assessment, and most recently the revision of the psychotherapy codes.

She holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, an M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Prior to joining APA in 1999, she served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

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