The Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation (ROPA) program provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care. Facility staff, equipment, treatment-planning, and treatment records as well as patient-safety policies and quality control/quality assessment activities are assessed.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR) Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation (ROPA) program provides radiation oncologists with evaluation of patient care as well as third-party, impartial peer review of facility personnel, equipment, treatment planning, treatment records, patient safety policies and quality control/quality assessment activities. Recommendations for improvement are based on nationally recognized standards, including ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Technical Standards, and AAPM Task Group Reports and Practice Guidelines.
Surveyed every 3 years
All eight facilities accredited in one survey/4 days (AZ,FL, RO, Albert Lea, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Mankato, Northfield)
Most recent survey was in May 2022 however it will not be considered complete until the new machine in Albert Lea has been fully reviewed. This is expected in late fall as ACR wants to review a few patient charts who have completed follow-up. Patient treatments on the new machine did not start until June.