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See the full list of 2018 quality measures for the QOPI Reporting Registry!
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Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Reporting Registry brought to you by ASCO and ASTRO is now available! This Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) supports continuous quality improvement that meets federal quality programs. Physicians and groups can utilize the QCDR to meet the new Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. Eligible clinicians are required to participate to avoid a negative payment adjustment.
For detailed information about the MIPS program, review the Quality Payment Program section of our website.
The QOPI Reporting Registry is a beneficial tool that drives quality improvement without adding burden to practices. FIGmd, the experienced technology firm supporting the QCDR, developed a process to extract data from electronic health records (EHR). QOPI Reporting Registry also offers a manual data entry option. Patient data is protected in compliance with HIPPA and federal regulations. By aggregating data, sometimes from multiple EHRs, practices can monitor performance over time, compare to benchmark data, and identify gaps for improvement while satisfying federal requirements. With the QCDR designation from CMS, the QOPI Reporting Registry can create additional quality measures not currently available in federal reporting programs and therefore offers more flexibility than qualified registries. The QCDR supports all MIPS performance categories.
For questions about the QOPI Reporting Regsitry, email ASTRO's QCDR team. Also, please also take advantage of our QOPI Reporting Registry educational tools:
Registration is limited to practices with at least one active ASTRO or ASCO member. To sign up, please visit the QOPI webpage and click on “New Signup”. For additional assistance, please review the Sign-Up Portal User Guide. Upon registration, practices will be contacted regarding the necessary steps to begin the on-boarding process.
Registration for 2017 is closed , but registration for 2018 is now open. There is a cost of $495 per physician to submit data to CMS.
Data can be entered into QOPI Reporting Registry in two ways, through electronic extraction or manual input.
System Integration (SI)The System Integration (SI) approach is a read-only extraction software that connects to the practice’s EHR database. Data relevant to the registry will be extracted automatically from the office EHR and transmitted on a scheduled basis directly to the QCDR. The registry platform operates regardless of the EHR utilized by a physician or group. Currently, the QOPI QCDR has been tested with ARIA® and MOSAIQ® Radiation Oncology EHRs. However, FIGmd and the local facility’s IT staff will work together to specialize the data extraction formula to accommodate unique data entry practice. Each set up is specific and therefore will require a set up period.
Web-interface Tool (WIT) For facilities who cannot yet support the EHR connection approach, the QOPI Reporting Registry also offers the Web-interface Tool (WIT). This is a method to manually input data into the system and can be utilized to report all available measures and performance categories.
For 2018, CMS requires:
For 2018, the QOPI Reporting Registry contains 25 measures to choose from including general medicince, medical oncology and radiation oncology. 20 of these are accepted MIPS quality measures and therefore have an associated Quality ID assigned by CMS. Review a summary of all the measure specifications. For additional specifics on the radiation oncology reportable measures, click on the measure titles below.
There are two additional quality measures that are included in the 2018 QOPI Reporting Registry that cannot be submitted for MIPS scoring, however ASTRO and ASCO are requesting that practices collect the data. CMS has stated that these are considered Standards of Care and have limited variability of performance. ASTRO and ASCO wants to demonstrate the variability that we know exists and would like to provide the data to CMS.
The MIPS “Quality” Performance Category is a new iteration of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in which eligible physicians will need to report on quality measures. For physician looking to increase their MIPS quality score and participate fully in the program, CMS requires 6 quality measures or a specialty measure set for at least 90 consecutive days. Reporting a full year may be beneficial to meet data completeness requirements but reporting longer does not automatically translate to a higher score. Individuals and groups should pick the measures that are most applicable to their practices, one of which should be an outcome measure (or a high priority measure if an outcome measure is not available and applicable). To ensure complete scoring of a measure (i.e. to potentially receive more than the 3-point floor), you must report on 50 percent of all your patients to whom the measure applies, and have a 20 patient minimum.
For 2017, the QOPI QCDR contains 16 measures to choose from including general oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology. 13 of these are accepted MIPS quality measures and therefore have an associated Quality ID assigned by CMS. Review a summary of all the measure specifications. For additional specifics on the radiation oncology reportable measures, click on the measure titles below.