Nov 14, 2017
This is the final article in a five-part series that will focus on ASCO’s various quality care offerings for practices and the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) in particular. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
On September 19, 2017, ASCO launched its new QOPI® Reporting Registry, which can be used by any practice with one active ASCO or American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) member to report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
This is a crucial time for reporting, as practices must report on a minimum of one measure for one Medicare Part B patient in 2017 in order to avoid any cuts to Medicare reimbursements in 2019. The QOPI Reporting Registry offers practices the ability to submit the minimum reporting requirements or a to complete full 2017 MIPS reporting if they are ready.
The QOPI Reporting Registry allows practices to report electronically using their electronic health records through the system integrated approach or to enter data manually through a web-based platform using the web interface tool (WIT). Registration for the system integrated approach for 2017 has ended, but practices wishing to report with the WIT can sign up through December 18. Practices looking to use the system integrated approach for 2018 reporting will be able to sign up later this year.
Practices who are already a part of QOPI can sign up by entering their QOPI credentials and providing the required information. Practices who are not yet a part of QOPI can sign up to receive credentials by selecting “New Sign Up” (a “Sign Up Portal User Guide” is available here).
The WIT Dashboard opened for data entry on October 23, so practices that have already signed up can begin entering data by logging in to the WIT Dashboard with their QOPI credentials.
Whether reporting electronically or manually, practices will be able to meet their MIPS requirements by reporting on one or more of the 16 measures available in the registry, as well as attest to participation in the “Advancing Care Information” and “Improvement Activities” categories. Attend a webinar for a sign-up and dashboard demo.
While one measure is the minimum requirement to avoid the 2019 penalty, ASCO encourages practices to report on at least four measures to become fully acquainted with the system and ensure that the CMS requirements are met.
Please note that there is a cost of $75 per provider to report through the QOPI Reporting Registry.
For questions or more information, email the QOPI Help Desk.