Mon, Nov 15

Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) Program Official Launch

An overview of NCQA’s DAV program, including the life cycle of conception to launch, high level review of program standards, eligibility and benefits of the program.

About this Webinar Training

An overview of NCQA's DAV program, including the life cycle of conception to launch, high level review of program standards, eligibility and benefits of the program.

Click here to access the Quality Innovation Series registration page to register or review the full course content.

What You Will Learn

  • Outline the HEDIS data flow process and articulate the problem Data Aggregator Validation solves.
  • Summarize the DAV Program structure, process, system and data standards.
  • Describe the program expectations and audit requirements.

Who Should Attend

  • Employers
  • Government/Policymakers
  • Health IT
  • Health Plans
  • Provider Organizations



Wendy Talbot, MPH

Wendy Talbot is the Assistance Vice President of Measure Collection and Audit, with the National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA).

She is responsible for NCQA’s HEDIS Compliance Audit program. This program maintains the HEDIS licensure and certification contracts for audit firms and individual auditors. 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).

Wendy has 20 years of industry experience working with federal, state and local government, managed care and behavioral health organizations, and physician groups. Prior to working with NCQA, she worked as the Director of Performance Measure Validation and Audits for Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), an External Quality Review Organization and one of NCQA’s HEDIS Licensed Organizations. While at HSAG, she was an NCQA Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor and performed over 150 HEDIS, P4P and Performance Measure Validation audits. She began her career as 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 degree from the University of Arizona. She has been a Certified HEDIS Compliance Auditor since 2007.


Suzanne Wallen, MHA

Suzanne Wallen is the Assistant Vice President for Measure Certification with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). 

She is responsible for NCQA’s Measure CertificationTM programs which have over 100 organizations annually participate in one or more offerings. NCQA offers certification for HEDIS® Health Plan and HEDIS Allowable Adjustments measures, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and the Integrated Healthcare Association’s Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) measures. NCQA is also an approved ONC Authorized Test Lab (ATL). 

Suzanne has over 15 years of experience working with NCQA programs. Prior to certification, she supported NCQA’s HEDIS Compliance AuditTM program which maintains HEDIS licensure and certification for auditors. She also collaborates with NCQA’s Data Collection Department, that maintains the Interactive Data Submissions System (IDSS), and the Policy Measures Department which produces HEDIS publications. 

Suzanne completed her undergraduate education in Health Services Administration at James Madison University. She holds a Master of Health Administration, Executive Management degree from George Mason University. 

Continuing Education

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.

For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution.  For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant financial relationships exist with the following companies/organizations:

Wendy Talbot: None
Susanne Wallen: None

Additional Planning Committee Members:
Tammy Donnelly: None

This program was developed by NCQA staff.

This program received no commercial support.

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