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MACRA & the Quality Payment Program

ASCO: Your Partner in Practice Transformation

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is transforming the way physicians are reimbursed for services provided under Medicare Part B. As your partner in preparing for these changes, ASCO will regularly update this page with materials to guide practices through the transition. You can also contact us with any questions, comments, or to tell us about your experience implementing MACRA in your practice. 

The latest tool to help practices implement QPP, ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), is now available for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting. After an on-boarding process, participating MIPS practices will be able to meet their QPP requirements by reporting on one or more of the 16 measures available in the registry, and practices that are able to report at least 90 days of data can potentially earn a small positive payment adjustment—if they know the top five ways to prepare for October 2.

Practices may learn more about the QOPI QCDR or express their interest in participating via email

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer