Kinney Drugs Receives Clinical Disease Management Certification from The Compliance Team

August 2023, Spring House, Pennsylvania – The Compliance Team (TCT), a CMS-approved, national healthcare accreditation organization, announced Kinney Drugs (KPH Health Services) of Gouverneur, New York, a large regional pharmacy chain with 100 pharmacies, attained Clinical Disease Management Exemplary Provider® Certification.

Clinical Disease Management (CDM) is a value-based care program that verifies and validates a pharmacy meets and/or exceeds the established quality standards for delivering focused, high-quality disease management care. The goal of CDM is to improve operational excellence and outcomes in pharmacy clinical practices through proactive medication management, coordination between the pharmacy and the prescribing team, and increased interaction between the pharmacy and the patient.

Steve Simmerman, COO, The Compliance Team and Kinney Drugs on-site evaluator, noted, “Kinney Drugs clinical team, led by Shannon Miller, PharmD, demonstrated why they were awarded the CMS Star Rating Top Performer and Outcomes Most Improved Pharmacy Chain.  Using a multi-pronged approach, their team proactively works with their customers and patients, providing education tools and individualized support.  Their work is now validated through our CDM Certification and truly highlights their commitment to quality, utilizing a value-based care model.”

CDM aligns with pharmacies that have embraced the value-based care model, moving from transaction-based practices to clinical-based services. Since 2008, Kinney Drugs has attained multiple TCT accreditations, including Patient-Centered Pharmacy Home™ (PCPH) in 2017. PCPH is TCT’s proprietary, value-based care accreditation program focused on advanced pharmacy practices with chronically ill patients. CDM certification is yet another step Kinney Drugs has taken to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to continuous quality Improvement.

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About Kinney Drugs

Kinney Drugs is an employee-owned, pharmacy chain store, operating 100 pharmacies in New York and Vermont, and is a division of KPH Healthcare Services, Inc., a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services. Visit Kinney Drugs at

About The Compliance Team
Founded in 1994, The Compliance Team (TCT) is a nationally recognized, CMS-approved accreditation organization, with the distinction of being a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Its industry-leading accreditation model features healthcare’s first comprehensive set of plain language, operations-driven, quality standards with expert-led implementation guidance. TCT offers a suite of accreditation and certification programs for pharmacies, clinics, health departments, physician practices, and DMEPOS businesses. For more information, visit

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