Wendy Talbot is the Assistant Vice President for the Measure Collection and Audit departments with the National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) where she is responsible for NCQA’s HEDIS® Compliance Audit program. She is also responsible for NCQA’s Data Collection Department that maintains and support the Healthcare Organization Questionnaire (HOQ) and the Interactive Data Submissions System (IDSS). Receiving over 2,600 audited data submissions annually. Wendy oversees operations for and implementation of NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation program. Wendy has over 20 years of industry experience working with federal, state and local government, managed care and behavioural health organizations, and physician groups. Prior to working with NCQA, she worked as the Director of Performance Measure Validation and Audits for an External Quality Review Organization (ERQO) and one of NCQA’s HEDIS Licensed Organizations. While there, she was an NCQA Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor and performed over 150 HEDIS, AMP and Performance Measure Validation audits. Before her time at the EQRO, she was an Epidemiologist at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Wendy completed her undergraduate education in Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. She also holds a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology degree from the University of Arizona. She has been a Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor since 2007.