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 premium with The Doctors Company
ASCO QOPI Certification Program: What Oncology Practices Need to Know
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the global impact of COVID-19 grows daily, our priority is always on the health and safety of the oncology community, including your patients and employees, and our staff.
ASCO has suspended all travel for on-site surveys until June 30, 2021. ASCO has not yet made a final decision regarding travel for on-site surveys scheduled for the third quarter of 2021, but we will have an update in the coming months. Certification extensions will be granted for all re-certifying practices affected by this travel restriction and delay of on-site surveys.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.
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, interpreting 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 Live Standards Webinar March 31st 2:00-3:00pm EST
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 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.