ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Round 1 of reporting (formerly known as the Spring Round) opened for registration on Feb. 5. Data abstraction will open on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and close on Friday, June 1. Round 1 final reports will be available on June 25.
QOPI® is ASCO’s free oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment program, which is open to all practices with at least one ASCO member. The initiative has helped more than 1,000 practices to date conduct self-examination and identify specific areas for quality improvement. Participants can select from a robust library of quality metrics, submit your data through the easy-to-use collection tool, and use your results to inform your next quality improvement project.
QOPI® is available to member practices in all five U.S. territories, as well as in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, European Union (all countries), India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. International QOPI participants are encouraged to email email@example.com to learn more about the legal review process for international certification. If your practice is affiliated with practices in any of these regions and would like to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A step-by-step QOPI round registration video tutorial can be found on the QOPI Dashboard under “Round Trainings.”
In addition, as of this year, practices that complete two consecutive rounds of QOPI participation can document their efforts in a new ASCO University® course and be awarded:
- 20 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Practice Assessment points
- 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 20 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Continuing Education Units.
For all other non-physician members, Certificates of Participation also are available upon request, which may be able to be applied toward re-licensure (dependent on licensing organization).
In addition, ASCO and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently launched their new, joint platform for quality reporting, making it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to comply with federal government reporting requirements in 2018. The QOPI® Reporting Registry, a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), makes it possible for any practice with at least one active ASCO or ASTRO member to report their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality performance data either electronically or manually, based on their preference. Learn more.
QOPI® is a project dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs. For more information, please visit https://www.instituteforquality.org/qopi-qcp.