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.
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
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.
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 specifics on pricing for practices in 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 additional fees.
Email QOPI Certification Program staff or call 571-483-1669 and ask for the QOPI Certification Help Desk.