The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program provides a three-year certification recognizing high-quality care for outpatient hematology-oncology practices within the United States. The QOPI Certification Program is also piloting an international program. Practices outside the United States interested in pursuing certification should fill out the International Interest Survey. For a quick summary of the certification process, view our one-page guide.
Benefits for QOPI Certified practices include
- A reputation as a champion of quality care
- 20 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Practice Assessment points, CME credits, or CNE credits for each oncology professional participating in the program (learn more about Practice Assessment)
- Access to quality and safety standards specific to the outpatient oncology setting
- A fostered culture of excellence and self-examination
- Eligibility to save 10% on malpractice insurance premiums with The Doctors Company
Survey Scheduling Update
The QOPI Certification Program is pleased to announce that virtual and on-site surveys are now ready for scheduling. Please review the Virtual Survey Fact Sheet for more information about this option.
Scheduling is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Practices will be prompted to submit survey preferences with their application. If your practice has already applied, you will receive a separate questionnaire via email. Please note that no practices are required to undergo an in-person on-site survey – in-person on-site surveys are provided at the request of the practice.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.
More information about this development and ongoing updates can be found at myqopi.asco.org.
QOPI Certification Application Webinar
The Application Webinar is optional and explains how to complete the seven-step online QCP Application.
QOPI Certification Standards and On-site Survey Webinar
The Standards Webinar is required for all applicants and covers all QOPI Certification Standards and how to prepare for an on-site survey.
QOPI Certification Compliance Process Webinar
An informational webinar about the QOPI Certification Program’s post-survey compliance process, including timeline, interpretation of the certification report, tips for action planning, and how to submit compliance documentation for certification.
QOPI Certification Program Standards
Adapted from the 2016 ASCO/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards, QOPI Certification Program Standards intend to reduce the risk of errors when providing chemotherapy to patients with cancer. Standards serve as the framework for the program and a guide to the best practices in oncology care. Practices receive QOPI Certification based on their full compliance with all standards as assessed during an on-site survey of each practice. The Standards Manual outlines the processes and documentation required to meet all standards.
2020 QOPI Certification Program Standards
Register for the Live Standards Webinar Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This one-hour webinar includes a review of each QOPI Certification Program (QCP) Standard and tips on preparing for a site survey. Attending the Standards Webinar is required for all QCP applicants.
QOPI Certification Program Steering Group
The QOPI Certification Program Steering Group sets the strategic direction for and guides the implementation of the QOPI Certification Program. Members of the Steering Group include practicing oncologists, health service researchers, nurses, and other leaders in oncology. Steering Group members serve as reviewers on all survey findings.
Participating in a QOPI data abstraction round is a free benefit for ASCO members; however, QOPI Certification applicants will be assessed an administrative fee based on practice size. The fee covers the three years of the certification term and is invoiced after the practice’s certification application is completed. Access specific pricing for practices in the United States and practices in countries outside the United States. A limited number of countries outside of the U.S. may be eligible to apply for QOPI Certification; they will be assessed with additional situational fees.
SmartLinQ™ QOPI® Certification Pathway
ASCO’s CancerLinQ® launched the SmartLinQ™ QOPI® Certification Pathway which is now available for re-certification and maintenance submissions for all QOPI Certified CancerLinQ subscribers. If your practice is interested in learning more about the SmartLinQ™ QOPI® Certification Pathway visit www.cancerlinq.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email QOPI Certification Program staff or call 571-483-1669 and ask for the QOPI Certification Help Desk.