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HIGHLIGHTS

  • QOPI Certification Application Round is now Open. Apply for QOPI Certification!
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ASCO Quality Programs

ASCO recognizes the importance of integrating continuous quality improvement into patient-centered clinical practice, and has collaborated with the world's leading cancer care experts to develop key quality programs:

Latest News and Updates

  • QOPI Certification Application Round is open through March 1st, 2015. Apply for QOPI Certification Today!
  • Join us! QOPI Certification Program Overview Webinar for New and Re-Certifying Practices: December 10th, 2014 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm EST. Click here to Join!
  • New! Check out the CMS PQRS Registries List with Highlighted Oncology Measures Group Registries here

  • QOPI Fall Reporting Round Cancelled.

    Remedy Informatics, Inc., the company providing technology support for QOPI, unexpectedly ceased all business operations on October 21. This not only affected ASCO’s work and your efforts, but also impacted the operations of more than 30 health systems, hospitals, medical societies and companies.

    Since we first learned of this news, ASCO has been exploring every possible avenue to continue with a fall QOPI reporting round. Unfortunately, after exhausting all options, we have been unable to find a solution.  There is no technology company that can support QOPI data collection and reporting over the next two months.  Regrettably, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the fall QOPI round.  We know that many of you rely on QOPI and QOPI Certification for your internal and external reporting needs and we have offered information below to address potential impact of the cancellation.

    ASCO is already working on the spring 2015 QOPI round. We will offer reliable, experienced technology support for QOPI’s current program offerings and the enhanced functionality that will evolve with each reporting round. In the meantime, below is information to help you with immediate next steps.   

     

    Assistance, Questions and Concerns

    The entire QOPI team is prepared to assist you and address any questions or concerns that you may have, including any impact the cancellation may have with payors. Please contact qopi@asco.org or 571-483-1660 and qopicertification@asco.org or 571-483-1669 with any immediate needs. 

    If your practice needs a letter from ASCO regarding the QOPI situation and your commitment to performance improvement, please contact us and we will prepare an individualized letter for you. 

     

    QOPI Certification Program

    The QOPI Certification team is prepared to help you meet your Certification timelines and application needs.

     

    • QOPI Certified Practices planning to participate to maintain QOPI Certification Status:  If you were planning to participate in the fall QOPI round to maintain your Certification status, this requirement is waived for the fall round.

     

    • QOPI Certified Practices planning to apply for Re-Certification: If you are a QOPI Certified practice and were planning to apply for re-Certification based on your fall QOPI scores, we encourage you to apply as planned.  Your current Certification will be extended through the spring reporting round.  You will be able to have your on-site review first and participate in QOPI in the spring to meet the scoring requirements with no lapse in your Certification.

     

    • Practices considering applying for QOPI Certification: If you are interested in becoming a QOPI Certified practice, we encourage you to apply.  We are temporarily waiving the QOPI scoring requirement to apply for Certification.  We will work with you to complete the Certification review, including potentially the site visit, before you do your QOPI reporting in the spring of 2015.  We are glad to give you further details about this modified Certification process.

    Please reach out to at qopicertification@asco.org or 571-483-1669 with questions or for more information.

     

    Physician Quality Reporting System

    We sincerely regret that ASCO will not be able to report your quality data to fulfill the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements this fall.  There are a number of CMS-approved registries that do offer oncology PQRS reporting. Please click here for a list. Also, please go to www.asco.org/cmsreporting for detailed guidance on meeting PQRS requirements.

    eQOPI

    ASCO is still committed to offering the eQOPI reporting option as soon as possible.  The work you have done to prepare your EMR for the fall round should be put into use when eQOPI becomes available. Please contact qopi@asco.org at 571-483-1660 if you have any additional questions.

     

    Additional Quality Improvement Projects

    If you have been planning to use fall QOPI reports for other quality improvement projects, ASCO can work with you on exploring alternatives. Please contact moc@asco.org or CME@asco.org for assistance.

    We again sincerely apologize for this unexpected cancellation and any impact to you as a QOPI and/or QOPI Certification participant.  QOPI will be back in the spring of 2015.  We will keep you updated on our progress toward PQRS reporting, eQOPI, and other enhancements. If you have any questions, please contact qopi@asco.org.

    Sincerely,

    The QOPI Team

  • Join us! QOPI Certification Program Overview Webinar for New and Re-Certifying Practices: December 10th, 2014 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm EST. Click here to Join!
  • Read all about QOPI's Development and Future in the latest JCO publication! Access article here