At the core of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Program is robust library of quality measures developed by oncologists and quality experts, based on both ASCO’s and other nationally recognized practice guidelines. The more than 170 measures in the QOPI program strives to reflect the team-based care provided to patients with cancer in the outpatient oncology setting.
Measure Modules and Tracks
QOPI measures are categorized by modules (a grouping of like measures) and tracks (formerly pathways - a grouping of cross-cutting measures) to provide a comprehensive view of the cancer patient experience and to help practices meet their reporting needs. Practices participating in a standard QOPI round are required to complete the Core module plus one additional disease or domain of their choice. Practices participating in QOPI for QOPI Certification are required to select the QOPI Certification Track.
|Domain Modules||Disease Modules||Tracks|
|Symptom/Toxicity Management||Breast Cancer||QOPI Certification|
|Care at End-of-Life||Colorectal Cancer||Patient-Centered Oncology Practice|
|Palliative Care||GYNONC Cancer (ovarian, primary peritoneal, fallopian tube)|
|Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
As new measures are developed and integrated into QOPI, they are offered as optional “test measures” for several reporting periods and do not count against a practice’s performance score. This testing phase allows QOPI to solicit feedback and comments on new measures and to evaluate for face and construct validity. Based on this feedback, QOPI may adjust or modify the measure data elements and/or specifications to ensure the measure is accurately assessing what it is intended to.
QOPI Certification Track Measures
The QOPI Certification Track is a group of 26 measures selected to evaluate oncology practices on the various aspects of providing quality oncology-patient care. Practices who would like to apply for QOPI Certification must first complete this reporting track and achieve a 75% or greater performance score.
QCDR Measures for MIPS Reporting to CMS
QOPI also offers reporting for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare’s (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program through our Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), the QOPI Reporting Registry (brought to you by ASCO and ASTRO). Practices can report electronically with their EHR or manually through a web-based platform. View a list of measures included in the 2018 QCDR.