Commit to Excellence in Cancer Care

The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices. QCP validates processes that demonstrate to patients, payors, and the medical community, a practice’s commitment to quality.

What Are QOPI Certified Practices Saying About QOPI Certification?

“Oncology practices that are committed to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care,” said ASCO Past President Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP. “The QOPI Certification Program helps practices determine whether they are providing the best treatment and care possible to their patients, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in the hematology-oncology outpatient practice.”

How Can You Save up to 10% on your Malpractice Insurance Premiums?

The Doctors Company now offers a premium discount of up to 10% to physicians whose practices have achieved QOPI Certification. ASCO® and the QOPI Certification Program™ commend The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, for recognizing these physicians' pursuit of excellence. For more information, visit The Doctors Company site or review the ASCO in Action post.

How Can You Earn ABIM MOC Points?

ASCO and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) now allows participants of ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and the QOPI Certification Program (QCP) to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Practice Assessment points from ABIM.

  • Twenty (20) ABIM MOC points may be awarded for participation in two (2) consecutive QOPI rounds, starting in 2016.
  • Twenty (20) ABIM MOC points may be awarded to physicians whose practices achieve QOPI Certification in 2016 and beyond.
  • Eligible physicians will be able to submit an attestation regarding meaningful participation in these quality improvement activities.

For more information on ABIM MOC eligibility, requirements, and how to claim points, please visit: http://university.asco.org/practice-assessment-activities.  

QCP Mission

ASCO is conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care. The primary mission 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 stimulates internal discussion regarding opportunities for practice improvement, team collaboration, and implementation of improved systems.

Why is Continuous Quality Improvement in Oncology Care Important?

Over the past 20 years the treatment of oncology patients has progressed from the inpatient to the outpatient arena. Delivery of the increasing number of therapies and supportive medications requires attention to detail and a broad knowledge base. There is growing appreciation that as our interventions become more complex, standardization of care improves patient outcomes and increases safety. “As oncologists, our goal is to provide the highest levels of care and life quality for our patients. ASCO’s quality programs are designed by leaders in the profession, and give practices the ability to continuously improve the quality of care they provide. This culture of excellence will be especially important as we enter the era of personalized medicine.”

~Allen S. Lichter, MD – Former Chief Executive Officer, ASCO