Commit to Excellence in Cancer Care

The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) 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 Continuing Education Credit or ABIM MOC Points?

One of the benefits of QOPI Certification is the opportunity to critically evaluate internal processes that are indicative of a high-performing oncology team, identify where further improvements can be made, and implement a plan to put those improvements in place.  Starting with certifications received in 2017, practice members will be able to document their efforts in a new ASCO University® course and be awarded:

•    20 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Practice Assessment points
•    20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
•    20 ANCC Continuing Education Units

Certificates of Participation are also available by request for all other nonphysician members, which may be able to be applied toward re-licensure (dependent on licensing organization).  For example, the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

We will be reaching out to eligible practices on a monthly basis, after (re-)certification is achieved. To learn more visit the ASCO University Practice Assessment page! 

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