Certification Maintenance

To maintain QOPI Certification status, all QOPI Certified Practices must participate in QOPI chart abstraction by submitting data for at least all core measures plus one module of your choice once per year, based on your Certification date.

QOPI Rounds for Maintaining Certified Status

January-March

  • Spring  or Fall of Certification year 1
  • Spring  or Fall of Certification year 2

April-September

  • Fall of Certification year  1 or Spring year 2
  • Fall of Certification year  2 or Spring year 3

October-December

  • Spring or Fall of year 2
  • Spring or Fall of year 3

For example, if your practice is Certified in April 2015, you would need to participate in QOPI to maintain your Certified status in either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. You’d then have to participate once more in either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Then, you would abstract the full five Certification modules in Fall 2017 to begin the recertification process. 

There is no need to register or apply for maintenance; the QOPI Certification team tracks your participation. Additionally, there is no scoring requirement for your maintenance rounds, however your practice will receive an interim and final report. While the requirement is only one module, we encourage you to abstract as much as you’d like for your own quality measurement purposes.

The target number of charts for each module chosen for maintaining your Certified status is below:

Medical/Hematologist Oncologist Clinical FTEs

1

2-3

4-6

7+

Target Number of Charts per Module

24

32

34

40

Target  Total Number of Charts for QOPI® Certification (five modules)

72-120

96-160

102-170

120-200

Minimum Unique Chart Requirement

48

64

68

80

If the practice does not participate in QOPI chart abstraction once per year they will receive a warning notice. After one warning notice has been sent, the practice must participate in the next QOPI chart abstraction process or the practice will lose their Certification status.