|ENVISION HEALTHCARE CORP filed this Form 10-Q on 11/03/2017|
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Certain prior year amounts in the accompanying consolidated financial statements and these notes have been reclassified to reflect the impact of discontinued operations as further discussed in Note 5 and also to conform to current year classifications as a result of the Merger.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which will eliminate the transaction and industry-specific revenue recognition guidance under current GAAP and replace it with a principle-based approach using the following steps: identify the contract(s) with a customer, identify the performance obligations in the contract, determine the transaction price, allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract and recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Deferral of the Effective Date,” which granted a one-year deferral of this ASU. In 2016 and 2017, the FASB issued the following ASUs to provide entities further clarity on the application of ASU 2014-09:
The guidance in ASU No. 2014-09 and the subsequently related ASUs will now be effective for public entities for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods therein. The Company expects to adopt the new standard effective January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method. As a result of using this approach, the Company will recognize the cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings for initial application of the guidance at the date of initial adoption. The Company does not believe adoption of the standard will have a material impact on the results of operations or cash flows for the ambulatory services segment. The Company is continuing its evaluation of the impact on the physician services segment to determine the impact, if any, on the results of operations and cash flows. However, the Company does anticipate that, as a result of certain changes by ASU No. 2014-09 and the subsequently related ASUs, the majority of its provision for uncollectibles will be recognized as a direct reduction to revenues, instead of separately as a deduction to arrive at revenue.
In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, “Financial Instruments - Overall,” which requires entities to measure at fair value equity investments that do not result in consolidation and are not accounted for under the equity method and recognize any changes in fair value in net income unless the investments qualify for the practicability exception. The standard does not change the guidance for classifying and measuring investments in debt securities and loans. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those years. The Company does not believe the impact of this ASU will be material to the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases,” and subsequently ASU No. 2017-13, which amend existing accounting standards for lease accounting, including requiring lessees to recognize most leases on the balance sheet and making changes to lessor accounting. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. The new standard requires a modified retrospective application for all leases existing at, or entered into after, the date of initial application, with an option to use certain transition relief. The Company will adopt the new standard effective January 1, 2019. The Company expects that nearly all leases currently classified as operating leases will be classified as operating leases under the new standard with a right-of-use asset and a corresponding obligation recognized on the balance sheet at the adoption date. The Company has not yet determined the impact this ASU will have on the Company's results of consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.