Knowledge Base General Where does the data come from? What does the CO APCD do? Why do we need an APCD in Colorado? What can be done with claims data? How is this information useful to patients? Do other states have APCDs and how is Colorado’s different? Will this information go into some sort of national database? Will the CO APCD bring about competition that lowers costs? What if providing transparent prices actually encourages hospitals and physicians with lower costs than their peers to raise their rates? If Colorado does indeed move toward more integrated, Kaiser-like health systems—which don’t process “claims” in the same fashion as other health plans—won’t that make the CO APCD obsolete? How do hospitals and providers feel about having their prices publicized? Were consumers included in developing the CO APCD? Will the detailed health history and family health questionnaire that I filled out for my doctor or insurance company be stored in the CO APCD?