We do expect increased competition to be just one of the many outcomes of the CO APCD. As transparency of cost and quality grows, it is expected that purchasers of health care services will go to those providers who provide the highest value. This same cost and quality data will also benefit providers and, for the first time, give them aggregated data that illuminates how their cost and quality compares to other providers. We feel the combination of this transparency will lead to improvement of quality and more competition on cost and quality performance.

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