Feb 26, 2018
In December 2017, ASCO launched its 2018 Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (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). For 2018, the QOPI Reporting Registry will offer reporting as both a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and a Qualified Registry.
This is a crucial time for reporting, as practices must earn a minimum of 15 MIPS points in order to avoid any cuts to Medicare reimbursements in 2020.
Due to the demands of 2018 reporting—for the “Quality” category, providers must report on at least 60% of their patient population—practices are highly encouraged to participate in the QOPI Reporting Registry using the System Integrated Approach. This reporting method allows electronic reporting via an electronic health record with the use of read-only software installed behind the practice’s firewall.
For practices that are unable to report electronically, the QOPI Reporting Registry also offers the Web Interface Tool, a web-based portal for manual data entry.
Practices that are already enrolled in QOPI or that participated in 2017 QCDR reporting can sign up by entering their QOPI credentials and providing the required information online. Practices that are not currently QOPI participants can sign up to receive credentials.
Enrollment for both 2018 System Integrated Approach reporting and the 2018 Web Interface Tool are open now.
Whether reporting electronically or manually, practices will be able to meet their MIPS requirements by reporting on one or more of the 25 quality measures available in the registry, as well as attest to participation in the “Advancing Care Information” and “Improvement Activities” categories.
There is a cost of $495/NPI to report through the QOPI® Reporting Registry. Payment is due upon sign up with the registry.
For more information, email the QOPI Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.
ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment program designed to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement. QOPI provides a standard methodology, robust library of quality metrics for oncology, and a collection tool to reliably and routinely assess care, inform quality improvement activities, and demonstrate quality to patients and external stakeholders.