QCP™: Recognizing Excellence
The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) recognizes medical oncology and hematology/oncology practices that are committed to delivering the highest quality of cancer care. QCP evaluates an individual practice’s performance in areas that affect patient care and safety.
The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices. QCP validates processes that demonstrate to patients, payers, and the medical community, a practice’s commitment to quality.
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Benefits of QOPI Certification
The primary goal of the QOPI Certification process is practice improvement. Benchmarking performance against performance thresholds can assist practitioners in achieving specific improvement goals. The process of preparing for and completing the Site Assessment is likely to stimulate internal discussion regarding opportunities for practice improvement and implementation of improved systems.
The QCP™ On-Site Survey:
- Complete review from policy to practice
Enhances working knowledge of ASCO/ONS safety standards
Engages staff around safety and quality
Surveyor role is one of coaching, mentoring
Creates impetus for continuous improvement
BENEFITS OF QOPI CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:
- Practice Improvement – Benchmark performance, implement improved systems, and provides structural standards to aid practice management.
- A Demonstration of Quality – Benchmark against national standards and demonstrate improved standards and processes to safeguard both practice and patients.
- Improved Efficiency, Effectiveness – Translate policies and procedures into practice and streamline interdepartmental communications to keep better records and avoid costly errors.
- Public Trust, Competitive Edge – Achieve recognition from health plans and incorporate QOPI Certification status in practice marketing materials to patients, caregivers, and your medical community.
Why is Continuous Quality Improvement in Oncology Care Important?
The quality of the care that an oncology patient receives is one of the most important aspects of a successful treatment outcome. Yet, how do you know if the quality of the care that you deliver is at its highest potential? Most oncologists are required to develop their own quality measurement and improvement programs, or choose from existing programs that make it difficult, if not impossible, to effectively measure and compare their care to other practices in a continuous and meaningful way.