The Real Question to the Real Problem of High Hospital Prices

Hospital prices in the news The Sun­day Den­ver Post recent­ly ran a front-page sto­ry, “Health care can hurt.” A sev­en-year study of hos­pi­tal prices in Col­orado showed a 76% price hike on hos­pi­tal ser­vices for res­i­dents and pay­ers, a dou­bling of...

Time for a Health Benefits Administration Career Ladder

By Don­na Mar­shall, MBA CEO, Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits Who admin­is­ters con­tracts for bil­lions of dol­lars each year and cov­ers health­care ben­e­fits for over 150 mil­lion Amer­i­cans? Health ben­e­fits admin­is­tra­tion man­agers and exec­u­tives do. A study just...

Knowing versus Doing: Healthcare decisions are hard

Healthcare Decisions: The Importance of Closing the Knowledge Gap By Ali­son Laevey It’s no secret that mak­ing health­care deci­sions can be com­pli­cat­ed. Even those who should know, strug­gle to make good deci­sions about where to go and what treat­ments to...

Show Me the Money … Why You Need an All-Payer Claims Database

Transparent Healthcare Costs: All-Payers Claims Databases Don­na Mar­shall, CEO August 24, 2018 Two recent arti­cles caught our eyes: the first, by Chris Skisak, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Hous­ton Busi­ness Group on Health, is “Sim­ple, trans­par­ent &...

Does HR have what it takes to meet today’s human capital challenges?

I had the priv­i­lege of attend­ing a Human Resources Town Hall fea­tur­ing new Soci­ety of Human Resource Man­age­ment CEO John­ny Tay­lor, Jr., host­ed by the Col­orado Springs SHRM chap­ter. Mr. Tay­lor was inspir­ing and impres­sive, and very can­did about...

A Conversation with CEO Donna Marshall

Knowl­edge Ben­e­fits CEO Don­na Mar­shall is a long-time trail­blaz­er in the Col­orado health­care mar­ket­place. In 1996, she suc­cess­ful­ly found­ed the Col­orado Busi­ness Group on Health (CBGH) and served as its exec­u­tive direc­tor until step­ping down last...