Register to Participate in Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

Apr 25, 2018

Round 1 closes June 1, 2018

ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Round 1 of reporting (formerly known as the Spring Round) is currently open for registration and data abstraction. Round 1 will close on Friday, June 1, 2018. Round 1 final reports will be available to participants on June 25.

QOPI is ASCO’s free oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment program, which is open to all practices with at least one ASCO member. The initiative has helped more than 1,000 practices to date conduct self-examination and identify specific areas for quality improvement. Participants can select from a robust library of quality metrics, submit data through an easy-to-use collection tool, and use the results to inform their next quality improvement project.

QOPI is available to member practices in all five U.S. territories, as well as in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the European Union (all countries), India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. If your practice is affiliated with practices in any of these regions and would like to learn more about QOPI participation, please email International QOPI participants are encouraged to email to learn more about the legal review process for international certification.

A step-by-step QOPI round registration video tutorial can be found on the QOPI Dashboard under “Round Trainings.”

As of this year, practices that complete two consecutive rounds of QOPI participation can 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 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Continuing Education Units

For all other non-physician members, Certificates of Participation also are available upon request, which you may be able to apply toward re-licensure (dependent on licensing organization).

In addition, ASCO and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently launched their joint platform for quality reporting, making it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to comply with federal government reporting requirements in 2018. The QOPI® Reporting Registry, a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), makes it possible for any practice with at least one active ASCO or ASTRO member to report their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality performance data either electronically or manually, based on their preference. 

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