First, Ms. Delgadillo used the continuing availability of new vendors in response to a question regarding the affect of existing rate cuts. It bears noting that new vendors receive higher rates than the older vendors that currently have most of the capacity. The number of agencies closing, assuming it is small, might be evidence that rate cuts aren't too damaging but the number of new vendors is entirely irrelevant as a datum.
Second, the audit suggestion depresses me. DDS needs to find ways of lowering the cost of the system other than by raising the cost of the system.