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Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements of Natus Medical Incorporated (“we,” “us,” or “our”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Except where noted below within Note 1, the accounting policies followed in the preparation of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent in all material respects with those presented in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Interim financial reports are prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission; accordingly, the reports do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for annual financial statements. The interim financial information is unaudited, and reflects all normal adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for the fair presentation of our financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods presented. We have made certain reclassifications to the prior period to conform to current period presentation. The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. The accompanying financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include our accounts and our wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Impact of COVID-19 on Our Financial Statements
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and recommended extensive containment and mitigation measures worldwide. Since that time, we established what we believe are the necessary protocols to operate safely in our manufacturing facilities, virtually engage with customers and suppliers and work remotely when possible. Our businesses continue to recover as sales in our Neuro and Newborn Care business have returned to pre-pandemic levels. Sales for our Hearing & Balance business, which are more concentrated in Europe, have partially recovered but remain below pre-pandemic levels.
Various government programs have been established to provide financial relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS") and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy ("CERS") under the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan in Canada. We received $3.9 million for payroll subsidies under CEWS and CERS during the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Our policy is to account for these subsidies in the same manner as an offset to the expense they relate to in the period in which we are reasonably assured to receive payment. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 we recognized reductions of $0.5 million in cost of sales, $1.6 million in marketing and selling expense, $1.6 million in research and development expense, and $0.2 million in general and administrative expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for these subsidies. As of September 30, 2021 we have collected all amounts recorded and continue to seek additional relief as applicable.
We have assessed various accounting estimates and other matters, including those that require consideration of forecasted financial information, in context of the unknown future impacts of COVID-19 using information that is reasonably available to us at this time. The accounting estimates and other matters we assessed include, but were not limited to, our allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory and warranty reserves, stock-based compensation, goodwill and other long-lived assets, financial assets, valuation allowances for tax assets and revenue recognition. While based on our current assessment of these estimates there was not a material impact to our consolidated financial statements as of and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, as additional information becomes available to us, our future assessment of these estimates, including our expectations at the time regarding
the duration, scope and severity of the pandemic, as well as other factors, could materially and adversely impact our consolidated financial statements in future reporting periods.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In July 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-05, Leases (Topic 842): Lessors-Certain Leases with Variable Lease Payments. This update addresses stakeholders' concerns by amending the lease classification requirements for lessors to align them with practice under Topic 840. Lessors should classify and account for a lease with variable lease payments that do not depend on a reference index or a rate as an operating lease if the lease would have been classified as a sales-type lease or a direct financing lease in accordance with 842-10-25-2 through 25-3 and the lessors would have otherwise recognized a day-one loss. ASU 2021-05 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. We have early adopted the ASU on a prospective basis in the third quarter of the current fiscal year. The adoption of ASU 2021-05 did not have an impact on our consolidated financial statements.