Certification Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the QOPI® Certification Program, a practice must participate in a QOPI collection round and complete the abstraction requirements for QOPI Certification.  The practice must choose the QOPI Certification Pathway, a select set of twenty five measures pulled from the core, symptom/toxcity management, end of life, breast, lung and colorectal modules within the required modules are evaluated and scored to determine eligibility to apply. 

The passing threshold for these measures in aggregate is 75%. (This represents the overall Quality Score.)

Once the threshold is met and the practice is eligible to apply, the separate QOPI Certification process begins with the application and payment.

The QOPI Certification Application is open to practices after they receive their final QOPI Certification Report with their Overall Quality Score. The score is good for one year and remains valid until the close of the next "same season" round. For example, if you completed the QOPI Certification Pathway in Fall 2016, you may use your scores to apply until the last day of the Fall 2017 round. At the time of application and payment, practices must affirm that they have policies and procedures in place that comply with the 20 Certification Standards.

Want to learn more? Visit the QOPI Certification Program site or contact the QCP team at qopicertification@asco.org or 571-483-1669.

 

Modules Required for QOPI Certifiication

The required participation for QOPI Certification is the QOPI Certification pathway.

Practices must submit data for only the modules that are applicable to their patient population. All practices going for certification must choose the QOPI Certification Reporting Pathway.  For any questions about this, please contact the QOPI Certification team at qopicertification@asco.org. A list of the 25 Certification Measures can be found on the Measures Landing Page.

QOPI Certification Eligibility

  • In addition to meeting the Certification scoring threshold to be eligible to apply, practices must follow the QOPI sampling methodology and meet the target chart requirements for their practice size and applicable modules.
  • If all charts from all medical oncologist and hematologist oncologists from all office locations were not included in the pool from which charts were sampled, an attestation form must be completed when applying for Certification to justify why exclusion does not compromise the validity of the abstraction from an assessment standpoint.
  • The QOPI Certification Final Report provides measure performance for the 25 Certification designated measures, the overall quality score across those measures and indication if the practice met the scoring requirement. 

Who Can Apply

The QOPI Certification Program (QCPTM) awards QOPI® Certification to practices, rather than individual office sites.
  • Practices are expected to apply for QOPI Certification as one entity that includes all of their office sites and medical/hematology oncologists at those locations.
  • The QCP may grant exceptions to this rule for special circumstances.
  • If you would like to certify a subset of your practice, contact the QOPI Certification Help desk for more information before participating in QOPI to become eligible to apply.
  • For Certification purposes, the defining feature of a “practice” is application of policies and procedures across all office sites.
  • Loosely affiliated organizations with multiple office sites that do not operate under the same policies and procedures at all office sites will be required to apply for Certification as separate entities.
  • To become QOPI Certified as a practice, an applicant must demonstrate to QCP’s satisfaction that all of its office sites are functionally integrated. For example, by demonstrating that staff rotates across all sites, identifying a centralized person or entity in charge of implementing polices across all sites, use of a common EMR and operation under a single tax ID number.

Learn more on the QCP Apply page.