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Oncology Practice Insider

ASCO’s Oncology Practice Insider provides the latest news, information, and educational tools to assist with the successful management of oncology practice and the delivery of high quality patient care. OPI offers updates on ASCO programs, services, and cancer-related health policy, Medicare news, and billing and coding best practices. To sign up for the biweekly Oncology Practice Insider newsletter, please complete this form.

The first practice outside of the U.S. to achieve Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification is now the first to be re-certified.
ASCO is currently soliciting applications for two funding opportunities, both aimed at supporting practices’ participation in three of ASCO’s quality initiatives: the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), QOPI Certification Program, and Quality Training Program. Susan G. Komen®
CMS is hosting two upcoming webinars that will provide engaging and informative overviews about quality measures, with an emphasis on how these measures are impacting health care and how the public can get involved in the development of quality measures. Both webinars will be offered twice this summer. Be sure to register in advance as space is limited. Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement
The Quality Training Program Winter 2020 session at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA will offer an early registration discount beginning on September 2, all applications received in September will receive a tuition discount. Meeting dates are January 16 -17, March 19-20, and June 26. The deadline to apply is November 22, 2019.
ASCO is seeking 10 oncology practices in U.S. urban centers with high proportions of African-American patients with breast cancer in 11 specific metropolitan areas to participate in its Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), QOPI® Certification, and Quality Training Program (QTP) offerings, with training and funding support provided. Learn more/apply.
Earlier this month, ASCO’s Quality Training Program held its first sessions in Romania and Greece, with a local practice in each location hosting the program’s one-day workshop. On April 3, Asociația Medisprof, an oncology practice in Cluj, Romania, hosted 5 teams and 24 trainees for a day of focusing on process improvement and best practices aimed at improving the quality care for patients.
ASCO is seeking to team with an oncology practice group in Brazil to host a new workshop that would provide an overview of the Society’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and QOPI® Certification Program. Mission Endowment funding from Conquer Cancer, The ASCO Foundation, would cover the majority of the expenses for the course, including air travel expenses for the faculty and ASCO staff. In turn, the hosting site would pay only for the faculty and staff’s expenses on the ground.
This is the first year that Quality Payment Program performance information will be publicly reported, so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a supplemental Physician Compare preview period. Eligible clinicians and groups are encouraged to check their performance information before the preview period closes on April 27. Learn more.