After a tumultuous two years in an industry upended by COVID-19, healthcare CFOs are getting a chance to step back just a bit and take a longer view as they plan for a business forever changed by the pandemic. Staff shortages and the federal healthcare agenda are emerging as two major areas of focus, given the uncertainty they have added to the planning process.
Those are among the main insights that emerged from the fourth edition of the KPMG Healthcare CFO Roundtable, which gathered financial leaders from the industry to discuss their current challenges, recent changes that will affect their planning, and industry trends that could create new growth opportunities for 2022 and beyond.
In general, uncertainty around cost management is a major focus, and especially against the backdrop of the new financial planning pressures wrought by inflation. The CFOs we met with are trying to balance the staffing and policy risks against potential opportunities to double-down on innovations that began during the pandemic, as we detail in our full roundtable report—download it here.