Improve the care your practice provides by participating in ASCO’s wide array of quality improvement programs.
ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment program designed to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement. Participating practices can report on over 170 evidence-based quality measures and receive individual performance scores by practice, site, and provider, as well as benchmarked scores aggregated from all participating practices. QOPI has helped more than 1,000 practices to date conduct self-examination and identify specific areas for quality improvement.
The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a 3-year certification for outpatient hematology/oncology practices. The program provides a standard methodology, a robust library of quality metrics for oncology, and a collection tool to reliably and routinely assess care, inform quality improvement activities, and demonstrate quality to patients and external stakeholders. QOPI-Certified practices are well positioned to meet external reporting requirements for payers and the government, and to participate in new payment models focused on quality.
To learn more about QOPI, QOPI Certification, QOPI Reporting Registry, and the Quality
Training Program, visit practice.asco.org, or stop by ASCO Central in the Oncology Professionals Hall at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Practices who participate in QOPI and who are QOPI-Certified may also qualify for Improvement Activity points for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting.The QOPI Reporting Registry, a qualified clinical data registry from ASCO and the American Society for Radiation Oncology, offers practices a one-stop shop for submitting MIPS data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
ASCO’s Quality Training Program aims to train oncology providers to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings, as well as train oncologists to assume quality leadership positions and champion quality initiatives. Developed by oncologists and oncology care specialists for oncology practice teams, the program includes access to renowned faculty and coaches. The 6-month program includes 5 days of in-person learning across 3 sessions, as well as hands-on learning at the participants’ practices. To ensure a well-rounded experience, sessions include seminars, case examples, and small group exercises. ■
Originally published in ASCO Connection. “Access ASCO’s Many Quality Programs to Accelerate Quality Care Delivery in Your Practice.” ASCO Connection, May 2019. © American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.