ASCO Quality Programs
ASCO recognizes the importance of integrating continuous quality improvement into patient-centered clinical practice, and has collaborated with the world's leading cancer care experts to develop key quality programs:
Latest News and Updates
QOPI Fall Reporting Round Cancelled.
Remedy Informatics, Inc., the company providing technology support for QOPI, unexpectedly ceased all business operations on October 21. This not only affected ASCO’s work and your efforts, but also impacted the operations of more than 30 health systems, hospitals, medical societies and companies.
Since we first learned of this news, ASCO has been exploring every possible avenue to continue with a fall QOPI reporting round. Unfortunately, after exhausting all options, we have been unable to find a solution. There is no technology company that can support QOPI data collection and reporting over the next two months. Regrettably, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the fall QOPI round. We know that many of you rely on QOPI and QOPI Certification for your internal and external reporting needs and we have offered information below to address potential impact of the cancellation.
ASCO is already working on the spring 2015 QOPI round. We will offer reliable, experienced technology support for QOPI’s current program offerings and the enhanced functionality that will evolve with each reporting round. In the meantime, below is information to help you with immediate next steps.
Assistance, Questions and Concerns
The entire QOPI team is prepared to assist you and address any questions or concerns that you may have, including any impact the cancellation may have with payors. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-483-1660 and email@example.com or 571-483-1666 with any immediate needs.
If your practice needs a letter from ASCO regarding the QOPI situation and your commitment to performance improvement, please contact us and we will prepare an individualized letter for you.
QOPI Certification Program
The QOPI Certification team is prepared to help you meet your Certification timelines and application needs.
Please reach out to at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-483-1666 with questions or for more information.
Physician Quality Reporting System
We sincerely regret that ASCO will not be able to report your quality data to fulfill the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements this fall. There are a number of CMS-approved registries that do offer oncology PQRS reporting. Please click here for a list. Also, please go to www.asco.org/cmsreporting for detailed guidance on meeting PQRS requirements.
ASCO is still committed to offering the eQOPI reporting option as soon as possible. The work you have done to prepare your EMR for the fall round should be put into use when eQOPI becomes available. Please contact email@example.com at 571-483-1660 if you have any additional questions.
Additional Quality Improvement Projects
If you have been planning to use fall QOPI reports for other quality improvement projects, ASCO can work with you on exploring alternatives. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or CME@asco.org for assistance.
We again sincerely apologize for this unexpected cancellation and any impact to you as a QOPI and/or QOPI Certification participant. QOPI will be back in the spring of 2015. We will keep you updated on our progress toward PQRS reporting, eQOPI, and other enhancements. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The QOPI Team