UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-K

 

[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission file number 333-181440

 

 

eWellness Healthcare Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   90-1073143
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

11825 Major Street, Culver City, California   90230
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(310) 915-6100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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Law Office of Richard Rubin

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The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was sold, or the average bid and asked prices of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter is $33,911,098.

 

The number of shares of Common stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding on March 27, 2017 is 66,331,382 shares.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

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eWellness Healthcare Corporation

Form 10-K

For the Year Ended December 31, 2016

 

Table of Contents

 

    Page
  Part I  
Item 1 Business 4
Item 1A Risk Factors 17
Item 1B Unresolved Staff Comments 32
Item 2 Properties 32
Item 3 Legal Proceedings 32
Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures 32
     
  Part II  
Item 5 Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities 33
Item 6 Selected Financial Data 38
Item 7 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 38
Item 7A Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 44
Item 8 Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 44
Item 9 Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 45
Item 9A Controls and Procedures 45
Item 9B Other Information 46
     
  Part III  
Item 10 Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance 47
Item 11 Executive Compensation 51
Item 12 Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters 53
Item 13 Certain Relationships and Related Transactions 54
Item 14 Principal Accountant Fees and Services 55
     
  Part IV  
Item 15 Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules 57
Signatures   59

 

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THE FIRST PHYSICAL THERAPY TELEHEALTH COMPANY TO OFFER INSURANCE

REIMBURSEABLE REAL-TIME DISTANCE MONITORED TREATMENTS

 

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This document contains “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including, but not limited to, any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objections of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed new services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

 

Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “could,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “believe,” “expect” or “anticipate” or other similar words. These forward-looking statements present our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this report. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made.

 

Throughout this Annual Report references to “we”, “our”, “us”, “eWellness”, “the Company”, and similar terms refer to eWellness Healthcare Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary.

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

eWellness was incorporated in Nevada in May 2013. Following a share exchange we completed in April 2014, pursuant to which eWellness Corporation, a Nevada corporation became our wholly owned subsidiary, we abandoned our prior business plan and we are now pursuing eWellness Corporation’s historical businesses and proposed businesses.

 

The Company and Nature of Business

 

Our business model is to license our PHZIO (“PHZIO”) physical therapy treatment platform to any physical therapy (“PT”) clinic in the U.S. and or have large-scale employers use our PHZIO platform as a fully PT monitored corporate wellness program.

 

The Company’s initial licensee is Evolution Physical Therapy (“EPT”), which is owned by our CEO, Darwin Fogt, MPT. All treatment revenue for 2016 was reimbursed to EPT, but was not sufficient to generate sales for the Company. Our 2016 goals were to commercially launch on September 6th, 2016, the licensing of our PHZIO platform to 3rd party physical therapy practices throughout the U.S. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Private Practice Section (PPS) members are our initial universe of PT practices to target.

 

Our sale launch began with full-page print advertising in the PT industry’s premier magazine Impact in early September 2016. It is then followed up with a full-page ad in the APTA PPS Conference Buyers Guide in early October. Following these two print ads, we were a tier 1 sponsor at the PPS Las Vegas conference from October 19-22, 2016 (October 20th Lunch Sponsor and 4-6pm Cocktail Reception Sponsor & Exclusive PHZIO Demo Session for all attendees). PHZIO also had a full-page ad included in November and January 2017 Impact magazine issues.

 

Our sales launch included industry advertising, lead generation and qualification program, which may be implemented through a strategic partnership with a US-based sales support organization through a revenue share agreement. Our customer acquisition and sales strategy includes: Lead Generation and Qualification through a call center that utilizes well-designed program stimuli and tactics, as well as strong agent lead qualification and closing skills. Next, based upon advertising to the PPS membership, we also included an inbound sales team members to handle virtually any type of inbound hard-or soft-sell sales calls that embodies a sales performance-based culture.

 

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We also implemented a Customer Relationship Management system (“CRM”) that provides practices, strategies and technologies that we will use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels — or points of contact between the customer and the company — which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

 

On December 2, 2016, the Company successfully signed its initial 3rd party PT clinic for the use of its PHZIO Tele- Rehabilitation Platform. The agreement is with Back to Motion PT located in Denver Colorado. On December 9, 2016, the Company successfully signed two additional PT Clinics including a multi-clinic practice in Placerville, California and a stand- alone practice located in Mississippi for the use of its PHZIO telehealth platform. On December 14, 2016, the Company signed another 3rd party PT clinic for the use of its PHZIO Tele-Health Platform. The agreement was with a prominent Brooklyn based PT clinic, owned by Motion PT Group. The Brooklyn based clinic is one of over 45 clinics currently owned by Motion PT Group. Although this license is just for their Brooklyn location, the Company anticipates that all of Motion PT clinics may eventually treat patients using our PHZIO platform. The Company believes that there is a significant backlog of PT clinics which have a high interest in using our PHZIO platform and participating in our beta program, although there can be no guarantee that we will be able to reach agreements with such clinics.

 

During the first quarter of 2017 the Company began training various PT clinical operators on the use of our PHZIO system. We anticipate that initial revenue generation from these clinics will begin to generate revenue for the Company in the second quarter of 2017.

 

The Company is also in the process of developing marketing channel partnerships with industry association members, existing software-based telemedicine providers and physical therapy billing and practice management providers. These partnerships, if completed, are anticipated to begin adding third party PT licensee revenue during the third quarter of 2017.

 

The Company’s PHZIO home physical therapy exercise platform has been designed to disrupt the $30 billion physical therapy and the $8 billion corporate wellness industries. PHZIO re-defines the way physical therapy can be delivered. PHZIO is the first real-time remote monitored 1-to-many physical therapy platform for home use. Due to the real-time patient monitoring feature, the PHZIO platform is insurance reimbursable by payers such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

 

The PHZIO Solution: A New Physical Therapy Delivery System

 

  SaaS technology platform solution for providers bundling rehabilitation services and employer wellness programs;
  First real-time remote monitored 1-to-many physical therapy treatment platform for home use;
  Ability for physical therapists to observe multiple patients simultaneously in real-time;
  Solves what has been a structural problem and limitation in post-acute care practice growth.
  PT practices can experience 20% higher adherence & compliance rates versus industry standards; and
  Tracking to 30% increase in net income for a PT practice.

 

PHZIO Treatment Session

 

The image below illustrates a typical PHZIO treatment session from a patient’s point of view. There is communication between patients and PT conducted via audio, text and or video messaging. The patient is also able to examine form during the exercise sessions. The monitoring PT is remotely monitoring the patient real-time from PT office.

 

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Patient program adherence in 2015 and 2016 was nearly 85 percent due the real-time patient monitoring and the at-home use of the platform. Now physical therapy practices have a way to scale profitably using a technology platform that can help them grow beyond the limits of the typical brick and mortar PT clinic.

 

The Company’s initial PHZIO application is a 6-month exercise program for patients with back, knee or hip pain. The next two platforms, released in the third quarter of 2016, include a total knee and hip replacement exercise program. These hip and knee programs have been designed to be integrated into any hospital or medical group’s Medicare CMS bundled payment model for post-acute care physical therapy. These two programs are anticipated to be followed by woman’s health and geriatric programs by the end of the third quarter of 2017.

 

Our PHZIO platform enables employees or patients to engage with live or on-demand video based physical therapy telemedicine treatments from their home or office. Following a physician’s exam and prescription for physical therapy to treat back, knee or hip pain, a patient can be examined by a physical therapist and, if found appropriate, inducted into the Company’s PHZIO program that includes a progressive 6-month telemedicine exercise program (including monthly in-clinic check-ups). All PHZIO treatments are monitored by a licensed therapist that sees everything the patient is doing while providing professional guidance and feedback in real-time. This ensures treatment compliance by the patient, maintains the safety and integrity of the prescribed exercises, tracks patient metrics and captures pre-and post treatment evaluation data. PHZIO unlocks a host of potential for revolutionizing patient treatment models and directly links back to the established brick and mortar physical therapy clinic. This unique model enables any physical therapy practice to be able to execute more patient care while utilizing their same resources, and creates more value than was ever before possible.

 

During 2015 and 2016 our PHZIO platform achieved the following metrics:

 

  The total (insurance reimbursed) monitored PHZIO visits in 2015 and 2016 was 1928 total patient visits that include: 2015: 699 patient visits (239 insurance reimbursed patient visits generating approximately $13,500.00 in gross revenue) and in 2016: 1,229 patient visits generating $1,496 (approximately 26 insurance reimbursed visits). These gross revenue figures were not sufficient to generate any gross sales for the Company.
  The average insurance reimbursement per PHZIO session in 2015 and 2016 was $56 (excluding co-payments).
  The top line wellness goals of our PHZIO program are to graduate at least 80% of inducted patients through our initial 6-month program. Patients should expect to experience an average of a 20% reduction in BMI, a 4-inch reduction in waist size, weight loss of at least 20 pounds, significant overall improvement in balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and lumbopelvic stability. Patients also should score better on Functional Outcomes Scales (Oswestry and LEFS), which indicates improved functional activity levels due to reduced low back, knee and hip pain.

 

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Our PHZIO platform, including design, testing, exercise intervention, follow-up, and exercise demonstration, has been developed by accomplished Los Angeles based physical therapist Darwin Fogt, who currently serves as the Company’s CEO. Mr. Fogt has extensive experience and education working with diverse populations from professional athletes to morbidly obese. He understands the most beneficial exercise prescription to achieve optimal results and has had enormous success in motivating all patient types to stay consistent in working toward their goals. Additionally, his methods have proven effective and safe as he demonstrates exercises with attention to proper form to avoid injury. Mr. Fogt has established himself as a national leader in his field and has successfully implemented progressive solutions to delivering physical therapy. He has consulted with and been published by numerous national publications including Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and various physical therapy specific magazines. His has 13 plus years of experience rehabilitating the general population, as well as professional athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and celebrities. He has bridged the gap between physical therapy and fitness by opening Evolution Fitness, which uses licensed physical therapists to teach high intensity circuit training fitness classes. He also founded one of the first exclusive prenatal and postnatal physical therapy clinic in the country. Mr. Fogt is a leader in advancing the profession to incorporate research-based methods and focus on not only rehabilitation but also wellness, functional fitness, performance, and prevention. He can recognize that the national healthcare structure (federal and private insurance) is moving toward a model of prevention and that the physical therapy profession will take a larger role in providing wellness services to patients.

 

Innovators in other industries have solved access, cost and quality inefficiencies through the implementation of technology platforms and business models that deliver products and services on-demand and create new economies by connecting and empowering both consumers and businesses. We have taken the same approach to solving the pervasive access, cost and quality challenges facing the current access to physical therapy clinics.

 

Our underlying technology platform is complex, deeply integrated and purpose-built over the past four years for the evolving physical therapy marketplace. Our PHZIO platform is highly scalable and can support substantial growth of third party licensees. Our PHZIO platform provides for broad interconnectivity between PT practitioners and their patients and, we believe, uniquely positions us as a focal point in the rapidly evolving PT industry to introduce innovative, technology-based solutions, such as remote patient monitoring, post-discharge treatment plan adherence and in-home care.

 

We plan to generate revenue from third-party PT and corporate wellness licensees on a contractually recurring per PHZIO session fee basis. Our PHZIO platform is anticipated to transform the access, cost and quality dynamics of physical therapy delivery for all of the market participants. We further believe any patient, employer, health plan or healthcare professional interested in a better approach to physical therapy is a potential PHZIO platform user.

 

Background on our PHZIO Technology

 

The Company’s Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), Curtis Hollister, one program developer, and one content manager support our PHZIO system and are in Ottawa Canada. The below noted chart contains information on our PHZIO System.

 

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IP and Licensing

 

We have licensed our telemedicine platform from Bistromatics Inc., a company owned by our CTO, for perpetuity for any telemedicine application in any market worldwide. The below noted chart highlights what we have built to date.

 

 

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Our History

 

We entered into a share exchange agreement (the “Initial Exchange Agreement”) pursuant to which we agreed to issue, 9,200,000 shares of our unregistered common stock, $.001 par value (the “common stock”) to the shareholders of eWellness Corporation, a Nevada corporation (“eWellness” or “Private Co.”). In addition, our former chief executive officer agreed to tender 5,000,000 shares of common stock back to the Company for cancellation and to assign from his holdings an additional 2,500,000 shares to the shareholders of eWellness Corporation resulting in a total of 11,700,000 shares owned by those shareholders, as well as a further assignment of an additional 2,100,000 shares to other parties as stated therein. There were no warrants, options or other equity instruments issued in connection with the share exchange agreement.

 

The closing of the Initial Exchange Agreement was conditioned upon certain, limited customary representations and warranties, as well as, among other things, our compliance with Rule 419 (“Rule 419”) of Regulation C under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the consent of our shareholders as required under Rule 419. However, Rule 419 required that the share exchange transaction (the “Share Exchange”) contemplated by the Initial Exchange Agreement occur on or before March 18, 2014. Accordingly, after numerous discussions with management and eWellness, the parties entered into an Amended and Restated Share Exchange Agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) to reflect a revised business combination structure, pursuant to which we would: (i) file a registration statement on Form 8-A (“Form 8A”) to register our common stock pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act, which we did on May 1, 2014 and (ii) seek to convert the participants of the 419 transaction into participants of a similarly termed private offering (the “Converted Offering”). We also agreed to change our name to eWellness Healthcare Corporation to more accurately reflect our new business and operations after the Share Exchange, which occurred and was effective as of April 25, 2014.

 

As the parties satisfied all of the closing conditions, on April 30, 2014, pursuant to the terms of the Share Exchange Agreement, we purchased 100% of eWellness’ common stock in exchange for 9,200,000 shares of our then outstanding shares of common stock and the share exchange closed. As a result, eWellness became our wholly owned subsidiary and its shareholders owned approximately 76.97% of our then issued and outstanding common stock, after giving effect to the cancellation of 5,000,000 shares of our common stock held by Andreas A. McRobbie-Johnson, our former chief executive officer and the further assignment of his shares of common stock as described therein.

 

On July 22, 2015, our wholly owned subsidiary, eWellness Corporation, was merged into the Company and, therefore, no longer exists as a separate entity.

 

Recent Developments

 

On April 1, 2015, the Company entered into an Operating Agreement with Evolution Physical Therapy (“EPT”), a company owned by our CEO, pursuant to which EPT operate our Platform and offers it to selected physical therapy patients of EPT. The Company will advance capital requested by EPT for costs specifically associated with operating the www.phzio,com platform and associated physical therapy treatments. On May 7, 2015, EPT inducted the first patient using our platform. The total (insurance reimbursed) monitored PHZIO visits in 2015 and 2016 was 1928 total patient visits that include: 2015: 699 patient visits (239 insurance reimbursed patient visits generating approximately $13,500 in gross revenue) and in 2016: 1,229 patient visits generating $1,496 (approximately 26 insurance reimbursed visits). These gross revenue figures were not sufficient to generate any gross sales for the Company. The average insurance reimbursement per PHZIO session in 2015 and 2016 was $56 (excluding co-payments). Respectively. The top line wellness goals of our program are to graduate at least 80% of inducted patients through our 6-month program. Patients should expect to experience an average of a 20% reduction in BMI, a 4-inch reduction in waist size, weight loss of at least 20 pounds, significant overall improvement in balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and lumbopelvic stability. Patients also should score better on Functional Outcomes Scales (Oswestry and LEFS), which indicates improved functional activity levels due to reduced low back, knee and hip pain.

 

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On November 12, 2016, the Company entered into a Services Agreement with Bistromatics, Inc. (the “Bistromatics Agreement”), a Company incorporated under the laws of Canada (“Bistromatics”). Pursuant to the Bistromatics Agreement, Bistromatics will provide operational oversight of the Company’s Phzio System including development, content editing, client on boarding, clinic training, support & maintenance, billing, hosting and oversight and support of CRM and helpdesk system. The Company has agreed to pay a monthly base fee of $50,000 monthly until Bistromatics has successfully signed and collected the first monthly service fee for 100 Physical Therapy Clinics to start using our Platform. If and when Bistromatics provides the Company with evidence of the 100 Physical Therapy Clinics, the monthly service fee will extend to $100,000. Bistromatics will have the ability to convert any outstanding amounts that fall in arrears for 60 days into common stock at the same terms as the next round of financing or the Company’s common stock market price, whichever is higher.

 

Investment Agreement with Tangiers Global, LLC

 

On February 14, 2017, the Company entered into an Investment Agreement with Tangiers. Pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement, Tangiers committed to purchase up to $5,000,000 of the Company’s common stock over a period of up to 36 months. From time to time during the 36-month period commencing from the effectiveness of the registration statement, we may deliver a put notice to Tangiers which states the dollar amount that we intend to sell to Tangiers on a date specified in the put notice. The maximum investment amount per notice must be no more than 200% of the average daily trading dollar volume of our Common stock for the ten (10) consecutive trading days immediately prior to date of the applicable put notice and such amount must not exceed an accumulative amount of $250,000. The minimum put amount is $5,000. The purchase price per share to be paid by Tangiers will be the 80% of the of lowest trading prices of the Common stock during the 5 trading days including and immediately following the date on which put notice is delivered to Tangiers.

 

In connection with the Investment Agreement with Tangiers, we also entered into a registration rights agreement with Tangiers.

 

The Physical Therapy Telemedicine Space

 

 

One of the most promising and rapidly developing areas of healthcare and rehabilitation is telemedicine – the use of telecommunication technologies to provide health information, assessment, monitoring, and treatment to individuals with chronic conditions from a distance. Increasingly, insurers, healthcare providers, and technology vendors are using telemedicine solutions and services to make medical intervention both more convenient and accessible to patients to raise the quality of care while reducing costs. (Herrick 2007).

 

Low back pain is second only to upper respiratory problems as a symptom-related reason for visits to a physician. (Andersson 1999 Hart 1995). By 2023, the estimated cost of chronic conditions including low back pain and diabetes including treatment and lost productivity will swell to $4.2 trillion annually. (Deyo 2001). Home-based telemedicine holds promise as an effective method for providing physical therapy exercise programs to these segments of our populations including people with back, hip and knee pain and for those individuals who may be pre-diabetic and/or are obese.

 

Physical therapy intervention including core muscle strengthening exercise along with lumbar flexibility and gluteus maximus strengthening is an effective rehabilitation technique for all chronic low back pain patients irrespective of different duration (less than one year and more than one year) of their pain. (Kumar 2014). It has also been widely proven that strengthening and aerobic exercises are effective at reducing symptoms and preventing knee pain among patients with osteoarthritis and other painful knee conditions. (Senanik 2012).

 

Physical therapy intervention is becoming an increasingly accepted mode of intervention delivery and policy recommendations have been made to State Boards of Physical Therapy. (Julian 2014). The PHZIO platform complies and exceeds the recommendations for physical therapy intervention delivered via telemedicine.

 

The PHZIO platform eliminates the barrier of transportation, offers participants the flexibility of exercising at their preferred time of day, and does not involve as much energy or time necessary to get to an exercise or fitness facility.

 

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Traditionally, physical therapy exercise programs are based upon exercise and education provisioned by physical therapist to patients at a brick and mortar facility using a face-to-face model of care. Over the past three years, we have conceptualized, designed, engineered, tested and deployed our PHZIO platform.

 

Our PHZIO Platform

 

Our current PHZIO platform includes a fully customizable treatment program for multiple physical therapy treatment plans including patient rehabilitations for total knee, hip and shoulder surgeries, lower and upper back ailments and other physical therapy treatments. We currently have a growing library of over 250 individual 2-4 minute exercise videos within our PHZIO platform, with additional exercise content generated as needed. Our initial PHZIO program included a 6-month 78 session 40-minute on-line distance monitored telemedicine exercise program that is a physician prescribed (insurance reimbursable) physical therapy exercise program designed around an exercise kit that includes: an inflatable exercise ball, latex resistance bands, a yoga mat and stretch strap that provides a comprehensive exercise regimen that minimizes stress on the joints while allowing for hundreds of progressive exercises that focus on strength, balance, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination and flexibility.

 

  Our initial PHZIO platform is an on-line distance monitored telemedicine exercise program with a 6-month duration, wherein seventy-eight (78) individual 40-minute progressive exercise sessions are watched & interacted with by a patient on their laptop computer.
     
  The patients are inducted into the PHZIO program through a physician prescription and physical therapist evaluation. The PHZIO physical therapy program is designed around an exercise kit that includes: an inflatable exercise ball, latex resistance bands, a yoga mat and stretch strap.
     
  The patient follows the PHZIO instructions and performs the specific exercises while being remotely monitored by a physical therapist through the camera located on the laptop computer. The PHZIO program provides a comprehensive exercise regimen that minimizes stress on the joints while allowing for hundreds of progressive exercises that focuses on strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility.
     
  The PHZIO program is designed to be operated in a patient’s home or office in order to increase compliance and eliminate transportation to a fitness center or gym.
     
  Our PHZIO system allows licensed physical therapists to monitor multiple patients (system designed for up to 30 patients at a time) while these patients are on-line and following along with our PHZIO exercise program. Each patient and physical therapist has real-time, voice, text and video conferencing capability when interaction is needed between the patient and our physical therapist.

 

When patients are referred to an eWellness PT licensee, a physical therapist will perform an in-clinic evaluation to determine if the patient is appropriate to be treated using the PHZIO program. The goal is to ensure compliance with the therapeutic exercise regimen, that may lead to reduce BMI to a healthy number, help patients lose weight and boost their activity level for during a multi-month program.

 

Patients can access a series of progressively difficult workouts in 40 to 45-minute videos from home. They use a unique log-in from an application, which will securely store all their data over a multi-month period. When patients log on, it triggers a camera in the physical therapists’ remote office.

 

Physical therapists will monitor patients to ensure compliance. A remote physical therapist watches in real time while the patient is performing the exercises and guides him through his exercise sessions. The therapist provides constant feedback, instruction and motivation and ensures patients are doing the exercises properly and safely. The supervising therapist can speak to the user or communicate through text message.

 

Competition

 

We have identified multiple privately-held telemedicine and exercise platform companies that utilize Avatar/Kinect-based telerehb platforms including: Reflexion Health, RespondWell, Physmodo, Jintronx, MotionCare 360 and Five Plus. Additionally, we have identified other video-based physical therapy solutions such as: Bluejay, PT Pal, VitalRock, Physiotech, SimplyTherapy and YouTube. Yet, none of these companies have real-time PT monitoring, one-to-many platform, treatments reimbursable by payors and strong program compliance and adherence by patients.

 

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The PZHIO.COM Exercise Program

 

A Monitored In-office & Telemedicine Exercise Program : Our initial 6-month PHZIO exercise program has been designed to provide patients, who are accepted into the program, with traditional one-on-one PT evaluations, re-evaluations (every one to four weeks throughout the PHZIO program depending on type of insurance), and after the conclusion of the program a Physical Performance Test. These PTs are known as Induction & Evaluation Physical Therapists (“IEPTs”). All patient medical data, information and records are retained in the files of the IEPT. The IEPT will also evaluate the progress of the patient’s participation in our PHZIO program.

 

  Physician Diagnosis: Following a physician’s diagnosis of a patient with non-acute back pain, who is also likely overweight and pre-diabetic, a physician may prescribe the patient to participate in the eWellness PHZIO exercise program.
     
  Enrollment Process: The accepted patients are assessed by a PT, located at a PT Licensee clinic and then enrolled in our PHZIO program by going online to our PHZIO program virtual private network (“VPN”) and creating a login name and password. The patient will then populate their calendar with planned times when they anticipate exercising. They will also be provided with a free exercise ball, resistance stretch bands, stretch strap and yoga mat at induction.
     
  Exercising Begins: The day after the patient receives the equipment, the patient will log on to our VPN at least 3 times per week, to watch and follow the prescribed 40-minute on-line exercise program. The PHZIO platform also allows two-way communication (videoconferencing) with one of our licensee’s On-line Physical Therapists (“OLPT’s”), who is responsible for monitoring on-line patients. The OLPT’s are also available to answer patient’s questions. When availa.ble the patients exercise sessions are recorded and stored in our system as proof that they completed the prescribed exercises. There are 78 various 40-minute exercise videos that are viewed by our patients in successive order.
     
  Driving Patients to work out between 6:00am-9:30am 5 days per week: Our PHZIO system has a calendar function so that patients can schedule when they will login to our PHZIO system. This calendar enables a PT Licensee to better spread the load of patients participating in any forty-minute on-line exercise program during our 15 hours of weekly operations, 6am through 9:30am Monday through Friday are to most optimal hours for patient engagement. Also, if the patient is not on-line at the planned exercise time, our system can send them an automated reminder, via text, voicemail and or e-mail messaging.

 

Trackable Physical Therapy . The exercise PHZIO prescription and instruction will be delivered with a series of on-line videos easily accessed by each patient on the internet. Each video will be approximately 40 minutes in length with exercises, which will specifically address the common impairments associated with diabetes and/or obesity. Exercise programs will be able to be performed within each patient’s own home or work location without requiring standard gym equipment. Each patient will be required to log in to the system which will monitor performance automatically in order to ensure their compliance. Each patient will be required to follow up with their referring physician and PT at designated intervals and metrics such as blood pressure, blood sugars, BMI, etc. will be recorded to ensure success of the program.

 

Patient Program Goals . Our initial PHZIO program was designed so that the average patient is targeted to lose 2 pounds per week, totaling up to 48 pounds over the duration of the program to progress toward healthier defined BMI, reduction body fat percentage by at least 8%, reduced reliance on medication for blood glucose regulation and dosage or frequency and a goal of at least a 50% adherence to continuing the PHZIO program independently at conclusion of program.

 

Trackable Video Exercise Program . The On-Line PHZIO video content includes all aspects of wellness preventative care to ensure the best results: cardiovascular training, resistance training, flexibility, and balance and stabilization; research studies on all such distinct impairments have shown to provide effective treatment results. Each video integrates each of the four components to guarantee a comprehensive approach to the wellness program, but each video will specifically highlight one of the four components. All of our PHZIO video content can be viewed on all desktops, tablets, PC’s and MAC computers.

 

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Specific Video Programs . Each patient will receive a prescription for six months (26 week) of physical therapy and exercise that is provided by viewing on-line programs produced by eWellness where the patient can do these exercises and stretching on their own at least 3 days per week for at least 40 minutes. The PHZIO videos can be watched on a laptop or desktop computer (and on IOS and Android smart phones by the second quarter of 2017). In order to view the videos the patient would log onto the PHZIO web-site and would be directed to watch the appropriate video in sequence. As the patient is logged-in, the monitoring PT will be able to monitor how often and if the entire video session was viewed. This data would be captured and sent weekly to the prescribing physician and the monitoring PT for review. At all times, a licensed OLPT/PTA will have access to each patient utilizing the videos and will be able to communicate with a patient via video-conferencing and/or instant messaging. This will help improve adherence to the program as well as the success and safety of the patients’ treatments. A patient will also be instructed to walk or ride a bike at least 30 minutes three days per week in addition to participating in our program.

 

If the patient is not viewing the videos, then the prescribing physician and/or the monitoring PT would reach out to the patient by telephone and/or e-mail to encourage the patient to keep up their physical fitness regime. After each series, the patient returns for an office visit to the prescribing physician for blood tests, blood pressure and a weight management check- up as well as a follow-up visit with the PT for assessment of the patient’s progress toward established goals.

 

Exercise Patient Kits. Most patients will receive a home exercise tool kit, which will include: an inflatable exercise ball, a hand pump, a yoga mat, a yoga strap, and varying levels of resistance bands. Each of the PHZIO exercise videos will include exercises that incorporate the items in the tool kit. By using a bare minimum of equipment, patients should be able to participate more easily at home or at their workplace. Our estimated cost of the kit is $49, which we pay and factored in to aPT licensees revenue stream and internal projections. The cost of the exercise kits may also be billed to the patients account.

 

Our Cloud-based PHZIO System Design . Our CTO is currently a principal shareholder and operator of two video content platform based businesses in Ottawa Canada that have built and own the intellectual property for various global corporate and governmental projects having similar requirements as ours. Not only will his experience stand to significantly shorten our path to service activation of our own program, but his industry contacts will provide immediate access to valuable resources. Because of this access, initially all system maintenance, updates and upgrades of our PHZIO platform will be made by him and a readily available team of independent freelance consultants in Ottawa. Additionally, through his ownership in these video content platform businesses, the Company did enter into an agreement with one of them to secure the rights to intellectual property completing approximately 100% of the Company’s systems requirements at a total cost of $20,000. Our platform was built based on the Zendesk® highly-scalable customer service application platform. Currently, all system maintenance, updates and upgrades will be made by our CTO’s team in Ottawa.

 

Insurance/Reimbursement

 

Thus far in the state of California our initial licensee has successfully gained reimbursement from Blue Cross, Blue Shield and CIGNA insurance companies. The licensee receiver reimbursements that are equivalent to in-clinic patient reimbursements. For PT licensee patients, whose insurance companies provide little or no reimbursement for Physical Therapy Telemedicine Reimbursement, they may have higher co-payments for participating in the PHZIO program or be responsible to pay the full cost of such services.

 

Expansion into other markets where telemedicine has high support. On December 20, 2013, we executed a 25-year licensing agreement with a London, Ontario based telemedicine company Physical Relief Telemedicine Health Care Services (“PRTHCS”), pursuant to which we granted PRTHCS a limited, transferable right to use and promote our PHZIO Program within the province of Ontario; additional Canadian territories may be added at the parties’ mutual discretion. PRTHCS has a known track-record in the telemedicine industry in Canada. To date PRTHCS has been unsuccessful in licensing our PHZIO platform to any Canadian based PT clinics.

 

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Our Planned Expansion into other States where Telemedicine has high support . The most common path being taken by states is to cover telemedicine services in their Medicaid program. 42 states now provide some form of Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine services (mostly physician to physician consultations). More importantly 16 states have now expanded their definition of telemedicine to include physical therapy and have also required that state and private insurance plans cover telemedicine services. Those 16 states with the broadest telemedicine policies include: Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Vermont.

 

Company Development Costs As of the date of this Report, we have spent approximately 28 months developing our unique business model and our design for the Company’s automated website and systems for our PHZIO program. Over the course of the 28-month development phase we expended approximately $2,057,611 in travel expenses, legal, consulting services and miscellaneous expenses.

 

Intellectual Property

 

With adequate funding, we anticipate the development of various Application and Pioneering Methods patent protect and Trademark protection associated with our technology platform and unique physical therapy treatments.

 

REGULATIONS AND HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

Numerous federal, state and local regulations regulate healthcare services and those who provide them. Some states into which we may expand have laws requiring facilities employing health professionals and providing health-related services to be licensed and, in some cases, to obtain a certificate of need (that is, demonstrating to a state regulatory authority the need for, and financial feasibility of, new facilities or the commencement of new healthcare services). Only one of the states in which we intend to roll out our services requires a certificate of need for the operation of our physical therapy business functions. Our therapists however, are required to be licensed, as determined by the state in which they provide services. Failure to obtain or maintain any required certificates, approvals or licenses could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

State Legislation

 

Insurance reimbursement for our PHZIO services is likely to improve in 2017 and beyond based upon current draft legislation in Congress that seeks to significantly expand Medicare’s reimbursement for telemedicine services including for physical therapy. If passed, this legislation would drive private healthcare insurers to also reimburse for physical therapy associated with telemedicine. Also, in early November 2014, we were advised by the California State Board of Physical Therapy (“CSBPT”) that we could operate our PHZIO platform and bill patients’ insurance within the Association’s rules in the state of California.

 

Stark Law

 

Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) (the “Stark Law”) prohibit referrals by a physician of “designated health services” which are payable, in whole or in part, by Medicare or Medicaid, to an entity in which the physician or the physician’s immediate family member has an investment interest or other financial relationship, subject to several exceptions. Unlike the Fraud and Abuse Law, the Stark Law is a strict liability statute. Proof of intent to violate the Stark Law is not required. Physical therapy services are among the “designated health services”. Further, the Stark Law has application to the Company’s management contracts with individual physicians and physician groups, as well as, any other financial relationship between us and referring physicians, including any financial transaction resulting from a clinic acquisition. The Stark Law also prohibits billing for services rendered pursuant to a prohibited referral. Several states have enacted laws similar to the Stark Law. These state laws may cover all (not just Medicare and Medicaid) patients. Many federal healthcare reform proposals in the past few years have attempted to expand the Stark Law to cover all patients as well. As with the Fraud and Abuse Law, we consider the Stark Law in planning our clinics, marketing and other activities, and believe that our operations are in compliance with the Stark Law. If we violate the Stark Law, our financial results and operations could be adversely affected. Penalties for violations include denial of payment for the services, significant civil monetary penalties, and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

 

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HIPAA

 

In an effort to further combat healthcare fraud and protect patient confidentially, Congress included several anti-fraud measures in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). HIPAA created a source of funding for fraud control to coordinate federal, state and local healthcare law enforcement programs, conduct investigations, provide guidance to the healthcare industry concerning fraudulent healthcare practices, and establish a national data bank to receive and report final adverse actions. HIPAA also criminalized certain forms of health fraud against all public and private insurers. Additionally, HIPAA mandates the adoption of standards regarding the exchange of healthcare information in an effort to ensure the privacy and electronic security of patient information and standards relating to the privacy of health information. Sanctions for failing to comply with HIPAA include criminal penalties and civil sanctions. In February of 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) was signed into law. Title XIII of ARRA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), provided for substantial Medicare and Medicaid incentives for providers to adopt electronic health records (“EHRs”) and grants for the development of health information exchange (“HIE”). Recognizing that HIE and EHR systems will not be implemented unless the public can be assured that the privacy and security of patient information in such systems is protected, HITECH also significantly expanded the scope of the privacy and security requirements under HIPAA. Most notable are the new mandatory breach notification requirements and a heightened enforcement scheme that includes increased penalties, and which now apply to business associates as well as to covered entities. In addition to HIPAA, a number of states have adopted laws and/or regulations applicable in the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information that can be more stringent than comparable provisions under HIPAA.

 

We believe that our current business operations are fully compliant with applicable standards for privacy and security of protected healthcare information. We cannot predict what negative effect, if any, HIPAA/HITECH or any applicable state law or regulation will have on our business.

 

Other Regulatory Factors

 

Political, economic and regulatory influences are fundamentally changing the healthcare industry in the United States. Congress, state legislatures and the private sector continue to review and assess alternative healthcare delivery and payment systems. Based upon newly finalized FDA rules, we believe that our PHZIO platform is exempt from Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulation. Yet, in the unlikely event that these rules change in the future, the FDA could then require us to seek 510K approvals for our on-line services that could create delays in provisioning our PHZIO services. (See FDA ruling noted below) Also, potential alternative approaches could include mandated basic healthcare benefits, controls on healthcare spending through limitations on the growth of private health insurance premiums, the creation of large insurance purchasing groups, and price controls. Legislative debate is expected to continue in the future and market forces are expected to demand only modest increases or reduced costs. For instance, managed care entities are demanding lower reimbursement rates from healthcare providers and, in some cases, are requiring or encouraging providers to accept capitated payments that may not allow providers to cover their full costs or realize traditional levels of profitability. We cannot reasonably predict what impact the adoption of any federal or state healthcare reform measures or future private sector reform may have on our business.

 

FDA Ruling: Examples of Mobile App’s which it Intends to Exclude from Regulation

 

On September 25, 2013, the FDA issued Finalized Guidance of medical mobile applications (“Apps”). The FDA has issued a ruling on Apps that may meet the definition of a medical device, but they have determined that they will not exercise enforcement on these Apps. The Guidance contains an appendix that provides examples of mobile apps that MAY meet the definition of medical device but for which FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion. These mobile apps may be intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Even though these mobile apps may meet the definition of medical device, the FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion for these mobile apps because they pose lower risk to the public. The FDA understands that there may be other unique and innovative mobile apps that may not be covered in this list that may also constitute healthcare related mobile apps. This list is not exhaustive; it is only intended to provide clarity and assistance in identifying the mobile apps that will not be subject to regulatory requirements at this time. Based on our understanding of the Guidance, although there can be no guarantee, we believe our PHZIO platform will not be subject to regulatory requirements because such services seem to fall within the statutory examples.

 

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Employees

 

As of December 31, 2016, we had 4 employees and various consultants. We utilize the services of consultants for safety testing, regulatory and legal compliance, and other services.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

On February 14, 2017, eWellness Healthcare Corporation, a Nevada corporation with offices located in California (the “Registrant”) was served by a complaint filed by Rodney Schoemann (“Schoemann”) in the State of Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that the Registrant is indebted to Schoemann under a promissory note (the “Schoemann Note”) stemming from four loans to the Registrant in the last 20 months amounting to $75,500 in total original principal bearing interest at 12% per annum, of which $45,202 has been repaid. Nevertheless, Schoemann claims in his lawsuit that, as a result of alleged defaults and extensions of the Schoemann Note, the Registrant is now indebted in the amount of $253,677 inclusive of interest and penalties at an effective rate exceeding 70% per annum, far in excess of the maximum rate allowable in California or Louisiana. The Registrant and its counsel have determined that: (i) Schoemann is not a licensed lender in the State of California, where the loan was made and the $75,500 was deposited and therefore was not permitted under California law to make loans in the State; (ii) the interest rate Schoemann is seeking to collect is usurious and therefore interest claimed in the lawsuit is neither collectible nor enforceable. The Registrant and counsel are of the opinion that the Schoemann suit is wholly without merit and the rules of diversity of jurisdiction apply. Furthermore, we believe that the action should be removed from Louisiana state court to the United States Federal District Court in Baton Rouge, LA, where California law should be applied.

 

Additionally, from time to time, we may become a party to litigation matters involving claims against us. Although we have not received any other notice that any proceeding or enforcement action has been instituted as of the date of this filing, as further explained elsewhere in this filing, the final comment received from the SEC regarding the Form 8-K that we initially filed on May 6, 2014, was that they were terminating their review of that filing because they continued to have concerns about certain of the issues raised, specifically a Rule 419 violation, that they could not resolve and were going to take further steps they deem appropriate. Please refer to the related discussion in Risk Factors “We may be subject to liability for failure to comply with Rule 419 under the Securities Act” and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, “Contingencies.”

 

Transfer Agent

 

The transfer agent of the Company’s stock is VStock Transfer LLC, 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, NY 11598, (212) 828-8436.

 

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NOTES REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

The statements contained in this annual report are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, which are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “the Company believes,” “management believes” and similar words or phrases. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

 

Item 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our securities involves a great deal of risk. Careful consideration should be made of the following factors as well as other information included in this Annual Report before deciding to purchase our common stock. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be affected materially and adversely by any or all of these risks.

 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS MAY HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR BUSINESS, FINANCIAL CONDITION, LIQUIDITY, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS OR PROSPECTS, FINANCIAL OR OTHERWISE. REFERENCE TO THIS CAUTIONARY STATEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF A FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT OR STATEMENTS SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A STATEMENT THAT ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE IN SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT OR STATEMENTS.

 

Risks Related to our Financial Condition

 

Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The audited financial statements have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result if we cease to continue as a going concern. We believe that in order to continue as a going concern, including the costs of being a public company, we will need approximately $100,000 per year simply to cover the administrative, legal and accounting fees. We plan to fund these expenses primarily through cash flow, the sale of restricted shares of our common stock and the issuance of convertible notes.

 

Based on our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, our independent registered public accounting firm has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. To date we have not generated any revenue.

 

Investing in our securities involves a great deal of risk. Careful consideration should be made of the following factors as well as other information included in this Prospectus before deciding to purchase our common stock. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be affected materially and adversely by any or all of these risks.

 

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We may need to raise additional capital to fund continuing operations and an inability to raise the necessary capital or to do so on acceptable terms could threaten the success of our business.

 

To date, our operations have been funded entirely from the proceeds from equity and debt financings or loans from our management. While we have sufficient funds to launch our Platform in Los Angeles, we will likely require substantial additional capital in the near future.

 

We currently anticipate that our available capital resources will be sufficient to meet our expected working capital and capital expenditure requirements for the near future. We anticipate that we will require an additional $1.5 million during the next twelve months to fulfill our business plan. However, such resources may not be sufficient to fund the long-term growth of our business. If we determine that it is necessary to raise additional funds, we may choose to do so through strategic collaborations, licensing arrangements through our “White Labeling” strategy, public or private equity or debt financing, a bank line of credit, or other arrangements.

 

We cannot be sure that any additional funding will be available on terms favorable to us or at all. Any additional equity financing may be dilutive to our shareholders, new equity securities may have rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of existing holders of our shares of Common stock. Debt or equity financing may subject us to restrictive covenants and significant interest costs. If we obtain funding through a strategic collaboration or licensing arrangement, we may be required to relinquish our rights to our product or marketing territories. If we are unable to obtain the financing necessary to support our operations, we may be required to defer, reduce or eliminate certain planned expenditures or significantly curtail our operations.

 

We are an early stage company with a going concern qualification to our financial statements and pursue a relatively new business model in an emerging and rapidly evolving market, which makes it difficult to evaluate our future prospects.

 

We are an early stage company with a short operating history and pursue a relatively new business model in an emerging and rapidly evolving market, which makes it difficult to evaluate its future prospects; as a pre-revenue, early stage entity, it is subject to all of the risks inherent in a young business enterprise, such as, among other things, lack of market recognition and limited banking and financial relationships. As a result, we have little operating history to aid in assessing future prospects. We will encounter risks and difficulties as an early stage company in a new and rapidly evolving market. We may not be able to successfully address these risks and difficulties, which could materially harm our business and operating results.

 

Our financial statements as of December 31, 2016 were prepared under the assumption that we will continue as a going concern. The independent registered public accounting firm that audited our 2016 financial statements, in their report, included an explanatory paragraph referring to our recurring losses since inception and expressing substantial doubt in our ability to continue as a going concern. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. Our ability to continue as a going concern depends on our ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, attain further operating efficiencies, reduce expenditures, and, ultimately, to generate revenue.

 

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We may be subject to liability for failure to comply with Rule 419 under the Securities Act.

 

We may be subject to liability for failure to comply with Rule 419 under the Securities Act. Prior to our acquisition of eWellness Corporation, we did not technically comply with the requirements of Rule 419 under the Securities Act. We previously offered for sale in a direct public offering 1,000,000 shares of our Common stock, pursuant to Rule 419 of the Securities Act (the “419 Transaction”) and filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-181440) that was declared effective by the SEC on September 14, 2012 (the “419 Registration Statement”). We sold 1,000,000 shares of our Common stock (the “Shares”) to investors at a price of $0.10 per share, for total subscription proceeds of $100,000 pursuant to the 419 Registration Statement. We used 10% of the subscription proceeds as permitted under Rule 419 and the amount remaining in trust as of the date of the closing of the Share Exchange was $90,000 (the “Trust Account Balance”). Prior to the Share Exchange, we were considered a “blank check” company and a “shell” company and therefore, needed to fully comply with Rule 419. Among other things, Rule 419 requires that we deposit the securities being offered and proceeds of the offering contemplated by the 419 Registration Statement into an escrow or trust account pending the execution of an agreement for an acquisition or merger. If a consummated acquisition meeting the requirements of Rule 419 did not occur by a date 18 months after the September 14, 2012 effective date of the 419 Registration Statement, Rule 419(e)(2)(iv) requires a blank check company to return the funds held in the escrow account to all investors who participated in the offering within five (5) business days 2 . When we did not complete the Share Exchange by March 18, 2014, rather than physically return the funds, we gave the investors who participated in the financing that was initially conducted pursuant to Rule 419, the right to have their funds returned or use their funds to purchase the same shares in a private offering to be conducted pursuant to Rule 506(b) of the Securities Act; all of the investors directed us to use their respective funds for the private placement. Regardless, after various comments and discussions with the SEC’s staff within the division of corporate finance, it seems that such constructive compliance with Rule 419 is not permissible and we should have physically returned the investors’ funds when the Share Exchange was not completed by March 18, 2014. Ultimately, although we responded to all of the comments, the SEC continued to have concerns about the issues it raised and terminated its review of the relevant Form 8-K without clearing all of the comments and stated it would take further steps its deems necessary. Consequently, the SEC may bring an enforcement action or commence litigation against us for failure to strictly comply with Rule 419. If any claims or actions were to be brought against us relating to our lack of compliance with Rule 419, we could be subject to penalties (including criminal penalties), required to pay fines, make damages payments or settlement payments. In addition, any claims or actions could force us to expend significant financial resources to defend ourselves, could divert the attention of our management from our core business and could harm our reputation.

 

Risks Related to our Platform and our Business

 

Our telemedicine platform is new and has only limited operation experience .

 

The Company has developed and tested its unique telemedicine platform www.PHZIO that is a Distance Monitored Physical Therapy Program (“PHZIO program”) to pre-diabetic, cardiac and health challenged patients, through contracted physician practices and healthcare systems specifically designed to help prevent patients that are pre-diabetic from becoming diabetic.

 

Our success is currently dependent upon our ability to maintain and develop relationship with physicians.

 

Now that we are using our PHZIO platform to generate our success, we are dependent upon our CEO’s ability to maintain his current relationship with other physicians and our collective ability to establish relationships with other physicians. If we cannot generate new relationships or current relationships do not translate into service contracts or license agreements for our PHZIO platform, we may not have alternative streams of revenue and therefore we may need to cease operations until such time as we find an alternative provider or forever.

 

Our Platform may not be accepted in the marketplace .

 

Uncertainty exists as to whether our Platform will be accepted by the market without additional widespread PT or patient acceptance. A number of factors may limit the market acceptance of our Platform, including the availability of alternative products and services as well as the price of our Platform services relative to alternative products. There is a risk that PT or patient acceptance will be encouraged to continue to use other products and/or methods instead of ours. We are assuming that, notwithstanding the fact that our Platform is new in the market, PT or patient acceptance will elect to use our Platform because it will permit to safe valuable PT’s time.

 

PT or patient needs to be persuaded that our Platform service is justified for the anticipated benefit, but there is no assurance that sufficient numbers of patients will be convinced to enable a successful market to develop for our Platform.

 

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Our revenues will be dependent upon acceptance of our Platform product by the market. The failure of such acceptance will cause us to curtail or cease operations.

 

Our revenues are expected to come from our Platform. As a result, we will continue to incur operating losses until such time as revenues reach a mature level and we are able to generate sufficient revenues from our Platform to meet our operating expenses. There can be no assurance that PTs or patients will adopt our Platform. In the event that we are not able to market and significantly increase the number of PTs or patients that use our Platform, or if we are unable to charge the necessary prices, our financial condition and results of operations will be materially and adversely affected.

 

Defects or malfunctions in our Platform could hurt our reputation, sales and profitability.

 

The acceptance of our Platform depends upon its effectiveness and reliability. Our Platform is complex and is continually being modified and improved, and as such may contain undetected defects or errors when first introduced or as new versions are released. To the extent that defects or errors cause our Platform to malfunction and our customers’ use of our Platform is interrupted, our reputation could suffer and our potential revenues could decline or be delayed while such defects are remedied. We may also be subject to liability for the defects and malfunctions.

 

There can be no assurance that, despite our testing, errors will not be found in our Platform or new releases, resulting in loss of future revenues or delay in market acceptance, diversion of development resources, damage to our reputation, adverse litigation, or increased service, any of which would have a material adverse effect upon our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

Software failures, breakdowns in the operations of our servers and communications systems or the failure to implement system enhancements could harm our business.

 

Our success depends on the efficient and uninterrupted operation of our servers and communications systems. A failure of our network or data gathering procedures could impede services, and could result in the loss of PT and patients. While all of our operations will have disaster recovery plans in place, they might not adequately protect us. Despite any precautions we take, damage from fire, floods, hurricanes, power loss, telecommunications failures, computer viruses, break-ins and similar events at our computer facilities could result in interruptions in the flow of data to our servers and from our servers to our clients. In addition, any failure by our computer environment to provide our required data communications capacity could result in interruptions in our service. In the event of a server failure, we could be required to transfer our client data collection operations to an alternative provider of server hosting services. Such a transfer could result in delays in our ability to deliver our products and services to our clients.

 

Additionally, significant delays in the planned delivery of system enhancements, improvements and inadequate performance of the systems once they are completed could damage our reputation and harm our business. Long-term disruptions in the infrastructure caused by events such as natural disasters, the outbreak of war, the escalation of hostilities and acts of terrorism, particularly involving cities in which we have offices, could adversely affect our businesses. Although, we plan to carry property and business interruption insurance for our business operations, our coverage might not be adequate to compensate us for all losses that may occur.

 

We face risks related to the storage of customers’ and their end users’ confidential and proprietary information.

 

Our Platform is designed to maintain the confidentiality and security of our patients’ confidential and proprietary data that are stored on our server systems, which may include sensitive personal data. However, any accidental or willful security breaches or other unauthorized access to these data could expose us to liability for the loss of such information, time-consuming and expensive litigation and other possible liabilities as well as negative publicity. Techniques used to obtain unauthorized access or to sabotage systems change frequently and generally are difficult to recognize and react to. We may be unable to anticipate these techniques or implement adequate preventative or reactionary measures.

 

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We might incur substantial expense to further develop our Platform which may never become sufficiently successful.

 

Our growth strategy requires the successful launch of our Platform. Although management will take every precaution to ensure that our Platform will, with a high degree of likelihood, achieve commercial success, there can be no assurance that this will be the case. The causes for failure of our Platform once commercialized can be numerous, including:

 

  ● market demand for our Platform proves to be smaller than we expect;
  ● further Platform development turns out to be more costly than anticipated or takes longer; our Platform requires significant adjustment post commercialization, rendering the Platform uneconomic or extending considerably the likely investment return period;·additional regulatory requirements may increase the overall costs of the development;·patent conflicts or unenforceable intellectual property rights; and PTs and clients may be unwilling to adopt and/or use our Platform.
  Compliance with changing regulations concerning corporate governance and public disclosure may result in additional expenses.

 

We are required to comply with certain provisions of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and if we fail to comply in a timely manner, our business could be harmed and our stock price could decline.

 

Rules adopted by the SEC pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 require an annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, and for certain issuers an attestation of this assessment by the issuer’s independent registered public accounting firm. The standards that must be met for management to assess the internal controls over financial reporting as effective are evolving and complex, and require significant documentation, testing, and possible remediation to meet the detailed standards.

 

We expect to incur expenses and to devote resources to Section 404 compliance on an ongoing basis. It is difficult for us to predict how long it will take or costly it will be to complete the assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting for each year and to remediate any deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting. As a result, we may not be able to complete the assessment and remediation process on a timely basis. In addition, although attestation requirements by our independent registered public accounting firm are not presently applicable to us, we could become subject to these requirements in the future and we may encounter problems or delays in completing the implementation of any resulting changes to internal controls over financial reporting. In the event that our Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer determine that our internal control over financial reporting is not effective as defined under Section 404, we cannot predict how the market prices of our shares will be affected; however, we believe that there is a risk that investor confidence and share value may be negatively affected.

 

These and other new or changed laws, rules, regulations and standards are, or will be, subject to varying interpretations in many cases due to their lack of specificity. As a result, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance is provided by regulatory and governing bodies, which could result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and higher costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to disclosure and governance practices. Our efforts to comply with evolving laws, regulations and standards are likely to continue to result in increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities. Further, compliance with new and existing laws, rules, regulations and standards may make it more difficult and expensive for us to maintain director and officer liability insurance, and we may be required to accept reduced coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain coverage. Members of our board of directors and our principal executive officer and principal financial officer could face an increased risk of personal liability in connection with the performance of their duties. As a result, we may have difficulty attracting and retaining qualified directors and executive officers, which could harm our business. We continually evaluate and monitor regulatory developments and cannot estimate the timing or magnitude of additional costs we may incur as a result.

 

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We cannot be certain that we will obtain patents for our Platform and technology or that such patents will protect us from competitors.

 

We believe that our success and competitive position will depend in part on our ability to obtain and maintain patents for our Platform, which is both costly and time consuming. We still are in the process to evaluate the patent potentials of our Platform. Patent Offices typically requires 12-24 months or more to process a patent application. There can be no assurance that any of our potential patent applications will be approved. However, we have decided to launch our Platform without patent protection. There can be no assurance that any potential patent issued or licensed to us will provide us with protection against competitive products, protect us against changes in industry trends which we have may not have anticipated or otherwise protect the commercial viability of our Platform, or that challenges will not be instituted against the validity or enforceability of any of our future patents or, if instituted, that such challenges will not be successful. The cost of litigation to uphold the validity of a patent and enforce it against infringement can be substantial. Even issued patents may later be modified or revoked by the Patent and Trademark Office or in legal proceedings. Patent applications in the United States are maintained in secrecy until the patent issues and, since publication of patents tends to lag behind actual discoveries, we cannot be certain that if we obtain patents for our product, we were the first creator of the inventions covered by a pending patent applications or the first to file patent applications on such inventions.

 

Liability issues are inherent in the Healthcare industry and insurance is expensive and difficult to obtain, we may be exposed to large lawsuits.

 

Our business exposes us to potential liability risks, which are inherent in the Healthcare industry. While we will take precautions, we deem to be appropriate to avoid liability suits against us, there can be no assurance that we will be able to avoid significant liability exposure. Liability insurance for the Healthcare industry is generally expensive. We have obtained professional indemnity insurance coverage for our Platform. There can be no assurance that we will be able to maintain such coverage on acceptable terms, or that any insurance policy will provide adequate protection against potential claims. A successful liability claim brought against us may exceed any insurance coverage secured by us and could have a material adverse effect on our results or ability to continue our Platform.

 

We depend upon reimbursement by third-party payers.

 

Substantially all of our revenues are anticipated to be derived from private third-party PT clinics that gain their revenue to pay our licensing fees from insurance payers. Initiatives undertaken by industry and government to contain healthcare costs affect the profitability of our licensee clinics. These payers attempt to control healthcare costs by contracting with healthcare providers to obtain services on a discounted basis. We believe that this trend will continue and may limit reimbursement for healthcare services. If insurers or managed care companies from whom we receive substantial payments were to reduce the amounts paid for services, our profit margins may decline, or we may lose PT licensees if they choose not to renew our contracts with these insurers at lower rates. In addition, in certain geographical areas, our operations may be approved as providers by key health maintenance organizations and preferred provider plans; failure to obtain or maintain these approvals would adversely affect our financial results. Although we created a business plan that will enable us to achieve revenue based on current reimbursement policies, if our belief that the insurance industry is poised for change, to offer more reimbursement for the services we seek to provide is not realized, we may not achieve the success we predict and we may not be able to carry out all the plans we disclose herein related to telemedicine. Ultimately, a shift in thinking and a willingness to adapt to new physical therapy telemedicine services and reimbursement thereof by healthcare providers is needed for the successful integration of our PHZIO telemedicine platform in mainstream healthcare environments.

 

We will need to increase the size of our organization, and may experience difficulties in managing growth.

 

At present, we are a small company. We expect to experience a period of expansion in headcount, infrastructure and overhead and anticipate that further expansion will be required to address potential growth and market opportunities. Future growth will impose significant added responsibilities on members of management, including the need to identify, recruit, maintain and integrate new managers. Our future financial performance and its ability to compete effectively will depend, in part, on its ability to manage any future growth effectively.

 

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Dependence on Key Existing and Future Personnel

 

Our success will depend, to a large degree, upon the efforts and abilities of our officers and key management employees. The loss of the services of one or more of our key employees could have a material adverse effect on our operations. In addition, as our business model is implemented, we will need to recruit and retain additional management and key employees in virtually all phases of our operations. Key employees will require a strong background in our industry. We cannot assure that we will be able to successfully attract and retain key personnel.

 

Currently, our management’s participation in our business and operations is limited

 

To date, we have been unable to offer cash compensation to our officers due to our lack of revenue. Accordingly, each of the Company’s executive officers maintain jobs outside of their position at eWellness. Although each of our executive officers have made preparations to devote their efforts, on a full-time basis, towards our objectives once we can afford executive compensation commensurate with that being paid in the marketplace, until such time, our officers will not devote their full time and attention to the operations of the Company. None of our officers have committed a specific portion of their time or an approximate number of hours per week in writing to the objectives of the company and no assurances can be given as to when we will be financially able to engage our officers on a full-time basis and therefore, until such time, it is possible that the inability of such persons to devote their full-time attention to the Company may result in delays in progress toward implementing our business plan.

 

We operate in a highly competitive industry

 

Although we are not aware of any other Distance Monitored Physical Therapy Telemedicine Program precisely like ours, and targeting our specific population, we shall encounter competition from local, regional or national entities, some of which have superior resources or other competitive advantages in the larger physical therapy space. Intense competition may adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. We may also experience competition from companies in the wellness space. These competitors may be larger and more highly capitalized, with greater name recognition. We will compete with such companies on brand name, quality of services, level of expertise, advertising, product and service innovation and differentiation of product and services. As a result, our ability to secure significant market share may be impeded. Although we believe our PHZIO services will enable us to service more patients than traditional physical therapy providers, if these more established offices or providers start offering similar services to ours, their name recognition or experience may enable them to capture a greater market share.

 

Limited product testing and operations

 

We have built out the technology platform and video library necessary to execute our planned business strategy. Of course, there may be other factors that prevent us from successfully marketing a product including, but not limited to, our limited cash resources. Further, our proposed reimbursement plan and the eventual operating results could susceptible to varying interpretations by scientists, medical personnel, regulatory personnel, statisticians and others, which may delay, limit or prevent our executing our proposed business plan.

 

We face substantial competition, and others may discover, develop, acquire or commercialize products before or more successfully than we do

 

We operate in a highly competitive environment. Our products compete with other products or treatments for diseases for which our products may be indicated. Other healthcare companies have greater clinical, research, regulatory and marketing resources than us. In addition, some of our competitors may have technical or competitive advantages for the development of technologies and processes. These resources may make it difficult for us to compete with them to successfully discover, develop and market new products.

 

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We depend upon the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with the physicians in our markets.

 

Our success is dependent upon referrals from physicians in the communities that our PT licensees will service and their ability to maintain good relations with these physicians and other referral sources. Physicians referring patients to their clinics are free to refer their patients to other therapy providers or to their own physician owned therapy practice. If our PT licensees are unable to successfully cultivate and maintain strong relationships with physicians and other referral sources, our business may decrease and our net operating revenues may decline.

 

We also depend upon our ability to recruit and retain experienced physical therapists

 

Our future revenue generation is dependent upon referrals from physicians in the communities our clinics serve, and our ability to maintain good relations with these physicians. Our PT licensees are the front line for generating these referrals and we are dependent on their talents and skills to successfully cultivate and maintain strong relationships with these physicians. If they cannot recruit and retain our base of experienced and clinically skilled therapists, our business may decrease and our net operating revenues may decline.

 

Our revenues may fluctuate due to weather

 

We anticipate having a considerable number of PT licensees in locations in states that normally experience snow and ice during the winter months. Also, a considerable number of our clinics may be located in states along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast, which are subject to periodic winter storms, hurricanes and other severe storm systems. Periods of severe weather may cause physical damage to our facilities or prevent our staff or patients from traveling to our clinics, which may cause a decrease in our future net operating revenues.

 

We may incur closure costs and losses

 

The competitive, economic or reimbursement conditions in the markets in which we operate may require us to reorganize or to close certain clinical locations. In the event a clinic is reorganized or closed, we may incur losses and closure costs. The closure costs and losses may include, but are not limited to, lease obligations, severance, and write-down or write-off of intangible assets.

 

Certain of our internal controls, particularly as they relate to billings and cash collections, are largely decentralized at our clinic locations

 

Our future PT licensees’ operations are largely decentralized and certain of our internal controls, particularly the processing of billings and cash collections, occur at the clinic level. Taken as a whole, we believe our future internal controls for these functions at our PT licensees clinical facilities will be adequate. Our controls for billing and collections largely depend on compliance with our written policies and procedures and separation of functions among clinic personnel. We also intend to maintain corporate level controls, including an audit compliance program, that are intended to mitigate and detect any potential deficiencies in internal controls at the clinic level. The effectiveness of these controls to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or the level of compliance with our policies and procedures deteriorates.

 

Risks Related to Regulation

 

Our products may be subject to product liability legal claims, which could have an adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

Certain of our products provide applications that relate to patient clinical information. Any failure by our products to provide accurate and timely information concerning patients, their medication, treatment and health status, generally, could result in claims against us which could materially and adversely impact our financial performance, industry reputation and ability to market new system sales. In addition, a court or government agency may take the position that our delivery of health information directly, including through licensed practitioners, or delivery of information by a third-party site that a consumer accesses through our websites, exposes us to assertions of malpractice, other personal injury liability, or other liability for wrongful delivery/handling of healthcare services or erroneous health information. We anticipate that in the future we will maintain insurance to protect against claims associated with the use of our products as well as liability limitation language in our end-user license agreements, but there can be no assurance that our insurance coverage or contractual language would adequately cover any claim asserted against us. A successful claim brought against us in excess of or outside of our insurance coverage could have an adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. Even unsuccessful claims could result in our expenditure of funds for litigation and management time and resources.

 

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Certain healthcare professionals who use our Cloud-based products will directly enter health information about their patients including information that constitutes a record under applicable law that we may store on our computer systems. Numerous federal and state laws and regulations, the common law and contractual obligations, govern collection, dissemination, use and confidentiality of patient-identifiable health information, including:

 

  state and federal privacy and confidentiality laws;
     
  contracts with clients and partners;
     
  state laws regulating healthcare professionals;
     
  Medicaid laws;
     
  the HIPAA and related rules proposed by the Health Care Financing Administration; and
     
  Health Care Financing Administration standards for Internet transmission of health data.

 

HIPAA establishes elements including, but not limited to, federal privacy and security standards for the use and protection of Protected Health Information. Any failure by us or by our personnel or partners to comply with applicable requirements may result in a material liability to us.

 

Although we have systems and policies in place for safeguarding Protected Health Information from unauthorized disclosure, these systems and policies may not preclude claims against us for alleged violations of applicable requirements. Also, third party sites and/or links that consumers may access through our web sites may not maintain adequate systems to safeguard this information, or may circumvent systems and policies we have put in place. In addition, future laws or changes in current laws may necessitate costly adaptations to our policies, procedures, or systems.

 

There can be no assurance that we will not be subject to product liability claims, that such claims will not result in liability in excess of our insurance coverage, that our insurance will cover such claims or that appropriate insurance will continue to be available to us in the future at commercially reasonable rates. Such product liability claims could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

There is significant uncertainty in the healthcare industry in which we operate, and we are subject to the possibility of changing government regulation, which may adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations .

 

The healthcare industry is subject to changing political, economic and regulatory influences that may affect the procurement processes and operation of healthcare facilities. During the past several years, the healthcare industry has been subject to an increase in governmental regulation of, among other things, reimbursement rates and certain capital expenditures.

 

Recently enacted public laws reforming the U.S. healthcare system may have an impact on our business. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590; Public Law 111-148) (“PPACA”) and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) (the “Reconciliation Act”), which amends the PPACA (collectively the “Health Reform Laws”), were signed into law in March 2010. The Health Reform Laws contain various provisions which may impact us and our patients. Some of these provisions may have a positive impact, while others, such as reductions in reimbursement for certain types of providers, may have a negative impact due to fewer available resources. Increases in fraud and abuse penalties may also adversely affect participants in the health care sector, including us.

 

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Various legislators have announced that they intend to examine further proposals to reform certain aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare providers may react to these proposals, and the uncertainty surrounding such proposals, by curtailing or deferring investments, including those for our systems and related services. Cost-containment measures instituted by healthcare providers as a result of regulatory reform or otherwise could result in a reduction of the allocation of capital funds. Such a reduction could have an adverse effect on our ability to sell our systems and related services. On the other hand, changes in the regulatory environment have increased and may continue to increase the needs of healthcare organizations for cost-effective data management and thereby enhance the overall market for healthcare management information systems. We cannot predict what effect, if any, such proposals or healthcare reforms might have on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

As existing regulations mature and become better defined, we anticipate that these regulations will continue to directly affect certain of our products and services, but we cannot fully predict the effect now. We have taken steps to modify our products, services and internal practices as necessary to facilitate our compliance with the regulations, but there can be no assurance that we will be able to do so in a timely or complete manner. Achieving compliance with these regulations could be costly and distract management’s attention and divert other company resources, and any noncompliance by us could result in civil and criminal penalties.

 

Developments of additional federal and state regulations and policies have the potential to positively or negatively affect our business. Our software is not anticipated to be considered a medical device by the FDA. Yet, if it were, it could be subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a medical device. Such regulation could require the registration of the applicable manufacturing facility and software and hardware products, application of detailed record-keeping and manufacturing standards, and FDA approval or clearance prior to marketing. An approval or clearance requirement could create delays in marketing, and the FDA could require supplemental filings or object to certain of these applications, the result of which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We may be subject to false or fraudulent claim laws

 

There are numerous federal and state laws that forbid submission of false information or the failure to disclose information in connection with submission and payment of physician claims for reimbursement. In some cases, these laws also forbid abuse of existing systems for such submission and payment. Any failure of our services to comply with these laws and regulations could result in substantial liability including, but not limited to, criminal liability, could adversely affect demand for our services and could force us to expend significant capital, research and development and other resources to address the failure. Errors by us or our systems with respect to entry, formatting, preparation or transmission of claim information may be determined or alleged to be in violation of these laws and regulations. Determination by a court or regulatory agency that our services violate these laws could subject us to civil or criminal penalties, invalidate all or portions of some of our client contracts, require us to change or terminate some portions of our business, require us to refund portions of our services fees, cause us to be disqualified from serving clients doing business with government payers and have an adverse effect on our business.

 

We are subject to the Stark Law, which may result in significant penalties

 

Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) (the “Stark Law”) prohibit referrals by a physician of “designated health services” which are payable, in whole or in part, by Medicare or Medicaid, to an entity in which the physician or the physician’s immediate family member has an investment interest or other financial relationship, subject to several exceptions. Unlike the Fraud and Abuse Law, the Stark Law is a strict liability statute. Proof of intent to violate the Stark Law is not required. Physical therapy services are among the “designated health services”. Further, the Stark Law has application to the Company’s management contracts with individual physicians and physician groups, as well as, any other financial relationship between us and referring physicians, including any financial transaction resulting from a clinic acquisition. The Stark Law also prohibits billing for services rendered pursuant to a prohibited referral. Several states have enacted laws similar to the Stark Law. These state laws may cover all (not just Medicare and Medicaid) patients. Many federal healthcare reform proposals in the past few years have attempted to expand the Stark Law to cover all patients as well. As with the Fraud and Abuse Law, we consider the Stark Law in planning our clinics, marketing and other activities, and believe that our operations are in compliance with the Stark Law. If we violate the Stark Law, our financial results and operations could be adversely affected. Penalties for violations include denial of payment for the services, significant civil monetary penalties, and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

 

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If our products fail to comply with evolving government and industry standards and regulations, we may have difficulty selling our products

 

We may be subject to additional federal and state statutes and regulations in connection with offering services and products via the Internet. On an increasingly frequent basis, federal and state legislators are proposing laws and regulations that apply to Internet commerce and communications. Areas being affected by these regulations include user privacy, pricing, content, taxation, copyright protection, distribution, and quality of products and services. To the extent that our products and services are subject to these laws and regulations, the sale of our products and services could be harmed.

 

We incur significant costs as a result of operating as a public company and our management will have to devote substantial time to public company compliance obligations

 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as rules subsequently implemented by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and the stock exchange, has imposed various requirements on public companies, including requiring changes in corporate governance practices. Our management and other personnel will need to devote a substantial amount of time to these compliance requirements and any new requirements that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 may impose on public companies. Moreover, these rules and regulations, along with compliance with accounting principles and regulatory interpretations of such principles, have increased and will continue to increase our legal, accounting and financial compliance costs and have made and will continue to make some activities more time-consuming and costly. For example, we expect these rules and regulations to make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance, and we may be required to accept reduced policy limits and coverage or incur substantial costs to maintain the same or similar coverage. These rules and regulations could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified persons to serve on our board of directors or our board committees, or as executive officers. We will evaluate the need to hire additional accounting and financial staff with appropriate public company experience and technical accounting and financial knowledge. We estimate the additional costs we expect to be incurred as a result of being a public company to be up to $500,000 annually.

 

Part of the requirements as a public company will be to document and test our internal control procedures in order to satisfy the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which requires annual management assessments of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting and a report by our independent registered public accounting firm addressing these assessments. The process of designing and implementing effective internal controls is a continuous effort that requires us to anticipate and react to changes in our business and the economic and regulatory environments and to expend significant resources to maintain a system of internal controls that is adequate to satisfy our reporting obligations as a public company.

 

Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and to effectively prevent fraud. We maintain a system of internal control over financial reporting, which is defined as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

 

We cannot assure you that we will not, in the future, identify areas requiring improvement in our internal control over financial reporting. We cannot assure that the measures we will take to remediate any areas in need of improvement will be successful or that we will implement and maintain adequate controls over our financial processes and reporting in the future as we continue our growth. If we are unable to maintain appropriate internal financial reporting controls and procedures, it could cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations, result in the restatement of our financial statements, harm our operating results, subject us to regulatory scrutiny and sanction, cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information and have a negative effect on the market price for shares of our common stock.

 

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Risks Relating to Our Securities

 

There is a limited market for our common stock, and there may never be, an active market for our common stock and we cannot assure you that the common stock will remain liquid or that it will continue to be listed on a securities exchange.

 

Our common stock is listed on the OTCQB exchange and trades under the symbol “EWLL”. An investor may find it difficult to obtain accurate quotations as to the market value of the common stock and trading of our common stock may be extremely sporadic. For example, several days may pass before any shares may be traded. A more active market for the common stock may never develop. In addition, if we fail to meet the criteria set forth in SEC regulations, various requirements would be imposed by law on broker-dealers who sell our securities to persons other than established customers and accredited investors. Consequently, such regulations may deter broker-dealers from recommending or selling the common stock, which may further affect its liquidity. This would also make it more difficult for us to raise additional capital.

 

Until our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ or another stock exchange, we expect that our common stock will continue to be eligible to trade on the OTC Bulletin Board, another over-the-counter quotation system, or on the “pink sheets,” where our stockholders may find it more difficult to dispose of shares or obtain accurate quotations as to the market value of our common stock.

 

Our Common stock is subject to the “Penny Stock” rules of the SEC and the trading market in our stock is limited, which makes transactions in our stock cumbersome and may reduce the value of an investment.

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted Rule 15g-9 which establishes the definition of a “penny stock,” for the purposes relevant to us, as any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share or with an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. For any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require:

 

That a broker or dealer approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks; and
The broker or dealer receives from the investor a written agreement to the transaction, setting forth the identity and quantity of the penny stock to be purchased.

 

In order to approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks, the broker or dealer must:

 

Obtain financial information and investment experience objectives of the person; and
Make a reasonable determination that the transactions in penny stocks are suitable for that person and the person has sufficient knowledge and experience in financial matters to be capable of evaluating the risks of transactions in penny stocks.

 

The broker or dealer must also deliver, prior to any transaction in a penny stock, a disclosure schedule prescribed by the Commission relating to the penny stock market, which, in highlight form:

 

Sets forth the basis on which the broker or dealer made the suitability determination; and
That the broker or dealer received a signed, written agreement from the investor prior to the transaction.

 

Generally, brokers may be less willing to execute transactions in securities subject to the “penny stock” rules. This may make it more difficult for investors to dispose of our Common stock and cause a decline in the market value of our stock.

 

Disclosure also must be made about the risks of investing in penny stocks in both public offerings and in secondary trading and about the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and the rights and remedies available to an investor in cases of fraud in penny stock transactions. Finally, monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.

 

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) sales practice requirements may limit a shareholder’s ability to buy and sell our common stock.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules described above, FINRA has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our Common stock, which may limit your ability to buy and sell our stock and have an adverse effect on the market for our shares.

 

Our stock is thinly traded, sale of your holding may take a considerable amount of time.

 

The shares of our common stock are thinly-traded on the OTCQB Market, meaning that the number of persons interested in purchasing our common stock at or near bid prices at any given time may be relatively small or non-existent. Consequently, there may be periods of several days or more when trading activity in our shares is minimal or non-existent, as compared to a seasoned issuer which has a large and steady volume of trading activity that will generally support continuous sales without an adverse effect on share price. We cannot give you any assurance that a broader or more active public trading market for our common stock will develop or be sustained, or that current trading levels will be sustained. Due to these conditions, we can give you no assurance that you will be able to sell your shares at or near bid prices or at all if you need money or otherwise desire to liquidate your shares.

 

Shares eligible for future sale may adversely affect the market.

 

From time to time, certain of our stockholders may be eligible to sell all or some of their shares of common stock by means of ordinary brokerage transactions in the open market pursuant to Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act, subject to certain limitations. In general, pursuant to amended Rule 144, non-affiliate stockholders may sell freely after six months subject only to the current public information requirement. Affiliates may sell after six months subject to the Rule 144 volume, manner of sale (for equity securities), current public information and notice requirements. Any substantial sales of our common stock pursuant to Rule 144 may have a material adverse effect on the market price of our common stock.

 

If we fail to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting, the price of our common stock may be adversely affected.

 

Our internal control over financial reporting may have weaknesses and conditions that could require correction or remediation, the disclosure of which may have an adverse impact on the price of our common stock. We are required to establish and maintain appropriate internal controls over financial reporting. Failure to establish those controls, or any failure of those controls once established, could adversely affect our public disclosures regarding our business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations. In addition, management’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting may identify weaknesses and conditions that need to be addressed in our internal controls over financial reporting or other matters that may raise concerns for investors. Any actual or perceived weaknesses and conditions that need to be addressed in our internal control over financial reporting or disclosure of management’s assessment of our internal controls over financial reporting may have an adverse impact on the price of our common stock.

 

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Our share price could be volatile and our trading volume may fluctuate substantially.

 

The price of our common shares has been and may in the future continue to be extremely volatile, with the sale price fluctuating from a low of $0.01 to a high of $4.00 since trading began in 2016. Many factors could have a significant impact on the future price of our common shares, including:

 

our inability to raise additional capital to fund our operations;
our failure to successfully implement our business objectives and strategic growth plans;
compliance with ongoing regulatory requirements;
market acceptance of our product;
changes in government regulations;
general economic conditions and other external factors; and
actual or anticipated fluctuations in our quarterly financial and operating results; and the degree of trading liquidity in our common shares.

 

Our annual and quarterly results may fluctuate, which may cause substantial fluctuations in our common stock price.

 

Our annual and quarterly operating results may in the future fluctuate significantly depending on factors including the timing of purchase orders, new product releases by us and other companies, gain or loss of significant customers, price discounting of our product, the timing of expenditures, product delivery requirements and economic conditions. Revenues related to our product are required to be recognized upon satisfaction of all applicable revenue recognition criteria. The recognition of revenues from our product is dependent on several factors, including, but not limited to, the terms of any license agreement and the timing of implementation of our products by our customers.

 

Any unfavorable change in these or other factors could have a material adverse effect on our operating results for a particular quarter or year, which may cause downward pressure on our Common stock price. We expect quarterly and annual fluctuations to continue for the foreseeable future.

 

We are subject to compliance with securities law, which exposes us to potential liabilities, including potential rescission rights.

 

We have offered and sold our common stock to investors pursuant to certain exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as well as those of various state securities laws. The basis for relying on such exemptions is factual; that is, the applicability of such exemptions depends upon our conduct and that of those persons contacting prospective investors and making the offering. We have not received a legal opinion to the effect that any of our prior offerings were exempt from registration under any federal or state law. Instead, we have relied upon the operative facts as the basis for such exemptions, including information provided by investors themselves.

 

If any prior offering did not qualify for such exemption, an investor would have the right to rescind its purchase of the securities if it so desired. It is possible that if an investor should seek rescission, such investor would succeed. A similar situation prevails under state law in those states where the securities may be offered without registration in reliance on the partial preemption from the registration or qualification provisions of such state statutes. If investors were successful in seeking rescission, we would face severe financial demands that could adversely affect our business and operations. Additionally, if we did not in fact qualify for the exemptions upon which it has relied, we may become subject to significant fines and penalties imposed by the SEC and state securities agencies.

 

The availability of a large number of authorized but unissued shares of common stock may, upon their issuance, lead to dilution of existing stockholders .

 

We are authorized to issue 400,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of which, as of March 31, 2017, 66,331,382 shares of Common stock were issued and outstanding. Additional shares may be issued by our board of directors without further stockholder approval. The issuance of large numbers of shares, possibly at below market prices, is likely to result in substantial dilution to the interests of other stockholders. In addition, issuances of large numbers of shares may adversely affect the market price of our Common stock.

 

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Our Articles of Incorporation authorizes 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share of which 2,528,089 Series A Preferred Stock are outstanding, which are convertible into 50,561,800 common stock and have twenty (20) votes per shares. The board of directors is authorized to provide for the issuance of unissued shares of preferred stock in one or more series, and to fix the number of shares and to determine the rights, preferences and privileges thereof. Accordingly, the board of directors may issue preferred stock which may convert into large numbers of shares of common stock and consequently lead to further dilution of other shareholders.

 

We have never paid cash dividends and do not anticipate doing so in the foreseeable future.

 

We have never declared or paid cash dividends on our common shares. We currently plan to retain any earnings to finance the growth of our business rather than to pay cash dividends. Payments of any cash dividends in the future will depend on our financial condition, results of operations and capital requirements, as well as other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors.

 

The Nevada Revised Statute contains provisions that could discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company, prevent attempts to replace or remove current management and reduce the market price of our stock.

 

Provisions in our articles of incorporation and bylaws may discourage, delay or prevent a merger or acquisition involving us that our stockholders may consider favorable. For example, our certificate of incorporation authorizes our board of directors to issue up to ten million shares of “blank check” preferred stock. As a result, without further stockholder approval, the board of directors has the authority to attach special rights, including voting and dividend rights, to this preferred stock. With these rights, preferred stockholders could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire us.

 

We are also subject to the anti-takeover provisions of the NRS. Depending on the number of residents in the state of Nevada who own our shares, we could be subject to the provisions of Sections 78.378 et seq. of the Nevada Revised Statutes which, unless otherwise provided in the Company’s articles of incorporation or by-laws, restricts the ability of an acquiring person to obtain a controlling interest of 20% or more of our voting shares. Our articles of incorporation and by-laws do not contain any provision which would currently keep the change of control restrictions of Section 78.378 from applying to us.

 

We are subject to the provisions of Sections 78.411 et seq. of the Nevada Revised Statutes. In general, this statute prohibits a publicly held Nevada corporation from engaging in a “combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a period of three years after the date of the transaction in which the person became an interested stockholder, unless the combination or the transaction by which the person became an interested stockholder is approved by the corporation’s board of directors before the person becomes an interested stockholder. After the expiration of the three-year period, the corporation may engage in a combination with an interested stockholder under certain circumstances, including if the combination is approved by the board of directors and/or stockholders in a prescribed manner, or if specified requirements are met regarding consideration. The term “combination” includes mergers, asset sales and other transactions resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder. Subject to certain exceptions, an “interested stockholder” is a person who, together with affiliates and associates, owns, or within three years did own, 10% or more of the corporation’s voting stock. A Nevada corporation may “opt out” from the application of Section 78.411 et seq. through a provision in its articles of incorporation or by-laws. We have not “opted out” from the application of this section.

 

Our stock price and ability to finance may be adversely affected by our outstanding convertible securities and warrants.

 

Sales of the shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants and upon conversion of our convertible securities, would likely have a depressive effect on the market price of our common stock. Further, the existence of, and/or potential exercise or conversion of all or a portion of these securities, create a negative and potentially depressive effect on our stock price because investors recognize that they “over hang” the market at this time. As a result, the terms on which we may obtain additional financing during the period any of these warrants or convertible securities remain outstanding may be adversely affected by the existence of such warrants and convertible securities.

 

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Our publicly filed reports are subject to review by the SEC, and any significant changes or amendments required as a result of any such review may result in material liability to us and may have a material adverse impact on the trading price of the Company’s common stock.

 

The reports of publicly traded companies are subject to review by the SEC from time to time for the purpose of assisting companies in complying with applicable disclosure requirements, and the SEC is required to undertake a comprehensive review of a company’s reports at least once every three years under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. SEC reviews may be initiated at any time. We could be required to modify, amend or reformulate information contained in prior filings as a result of an SEC review. Any modification, amendment or reformulation of information contained in such reports could be significant and result in material liability to us and have a material adverse impact on the trading price of the Company’s common stock.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

None

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

Our eWellness Corporate Office is in Culver City, California. We lease 150 square feet for $500 per month from Evolution Physical Therapy, a company owned by our CEO. (See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” below).

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

On February 14, 2017, the Company was served by a complaint filed by Rodney Schoemann (“Schoemann”) in the State of Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that the Company is indebted to Schoemann under a promissory note (the “Schoemann Note”) stemming from four loans to the Company in the last 20 months amounting to $75,500 in total original principal bearing interest at 12% per annum, of which $45,202 has been repaid. Nevertheless, Schoemann claims in his lawsuit that, as a result of alleged defaults and extensions of the Schoemann Note, the Company is now indebted in the amount of $253,677 inclusive of interest and penalties at an effective rate exceeding 70% per annum, far in excess of the maximum rate allowable in California or Louisiana. The Company and its counsel have determined that: (i) Schoemann is not a licensed lender in the State of California, where the loan was made and the $75,500 was deposited and therefore was not permitted under California law to make loans in the State; (ii) the interest rate Schoemann is seeking to collect is usurious and therefore interest claimed in the lawsuit is neither collectible nor enforceable. The Company and counsel are of the opinion that the Schoemann suit is wholly without merit and the rules of diversity of jurisdiction apply. Furthermore, we believe that the action should be removed from Louisiana state court to the United States Federal District Court in Baton Rouge, LA, where California law should be applied.

 

Although we have not received notice that any proceeding or enforcement action has been instituted as of the date of this Report, as further explained elsewhere in this Report, the final comment received from the SEC regarding the Current Report on Form 8-K that we initially filed on May 6, 2014, was that they were terminating their review of that filing because they continued to have concerns about certain of the issues raised, specifically a Rule 419 violation, that they could not resolve and were going to take further steps they deem appropriate. Please refer to the related discussion in Part I, Risk Factors “We may be subject to liability for failure to comply with Rule 419 under the Securities Act” and Part II, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, “Contingencies.”

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Market Information

 

On March 1, 2016, our common stock became subject to quotation on the OTCQB Market under the symbol EWLL, an inter-dealer automated quotation system for equity securities not included on The Nasdaq Stock Market. Quotation of the Company’s securities on the OTCQB Market limits the liquidity and price of the Company’s Common stock more than if the Company’s shares of Common stock were listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market or a national exchange. For the periods indicated, the following table sets forth the high and low bid prices per share of Common stock. The below prices represent inter-dealer quotations without retail markup, markdown, or commission and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

    Price Range  
Period   High     Low  
Year Ended December 31, 2016:            
First Quarter   $ 3.00     $ 2.75  
Second Quarter   $ 4.00     $ 1.75  
Third Quarter   $ 1.75     $ 0.03  
Fourth Quarter   $ 0.44     $ 0.01  
Year Ending December 31, 2017:                
First Quarter   $ 0.16     $ 0.09  

 

The transfer agent of our common stock is VStock Transfer LLC, 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, NY 11598, (212) 828-8436.

 

Record Holders. As of March 27, 2017, we had 66,331,382 shares of $0.001 par value common stock issued and outstanding held by 104 shareholders of record.

 

As of March 31, 2017, there are 29,800,645 outstanding options or warrants to purchase, or other instruments convertible into, common equity of the Company.

 

Dividend Policy . We have neither declared nor paid any cash dividends on either preferred or common stock. For the foreseeable future, we intend to retain any earnings to finance the development and expansion of our business and do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our preferred or common stock. Any future determination to pay dividends will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon then existing conditions, including its financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, contractual restrictions, business prospects, and other factors that the Board of Directors considers relevant.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans . On July 31, 2015, the Board of Directors approved the 2015 Stock Option Plan, pursuant to which certain directors, officers, employees and consultants will be eligible for certain stock options and grants. The Plan is effective as of August 1, 2015 and the maximum number of shares reserved and available for granting awards under the Plan shall be an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of common stock, provided however that on each January 1, starting with January 1, 2016, an additional number of shares equal to the lesser of (A) 2% of the outstanding number of shares (on a fully-diluted basis) on the immediately preceding December 31 and (B) such lower number of shares as may be determined by the Board or committee charged with administering the plan. This plan may be amended at any time by the Board or appointed plan Committee.

 

As of the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company granted a total of 20,250,000 stock options at an average exercise price of $0.27.

 

The 2015 Stock Option Plan

 

On July 31, 2015, our Board of Directors approved the 2015 Stock Option Plan. The following is a brief description of certain key features of the 2015 Plan, the full text of which is attached as Exhibit 10.7. This summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibit 10.7.

 

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General . The 2015 Plan provides for any option, stock appreciation right, restricted stock, restricted stock unit, performance award, dividend equivalent, or other stock-based award to employees, officers, directors and consultants of the Company and its affiliates.

 

Administration . The 2015 Plan shall be administered and interpreted by the Board of Directors or by a Committee appointed by the Board of Directors. If the Board of Directors administers the 2015 Plan, references to the “Committee” shall be deemed to refer to the Board of Directors. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Committee may at any time delegate to one or more officers or directors of the Company some or all of its authority over the administration of the 2015 plan. Such delegation may be revoked at any time.

 

The Committee has the authority to administer and interpret the 2010 Plan, to determine the employees to whom awards will be made under the 2015 Plan and, subject to the terms of the 2015 Plan, the type and size of each award, the terms and conditions for vesting, cancellation and forfeiture of awards and the other features applicable to each award or type of award. The Committee may accelerate or defer the vesting or payment of awards, cancel or modify outstanding awards, waive any conditions or restrictions imposed with respect to awards of the stock issued pursuant to awards and make any and all other determinations that it deems appropriate with respect to the administration of the 2015 Plan, subject to the minimum vesting requirements of the 2015 Plan, the provisions of Sections 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code and any applicable laws or exchange rules.

 

Eligibility . All employees, officers, directors and consultants are eligible to receive awards under the 2015 Plan. The definition of “employee” means any person including officers and directors of the Company or a parent or subsidiary of the Company. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a director’s fee by the Company will be sufficient to constitute “employment” by the Company. Participation is discretionary — awards are subject to approval by the Committee. Pursuant to the 2015 Plan, the Company is permitted to grant non statutory stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, performance shares, restricted stock units and other stock based awards to the employees, directors and consultants. Incentive stock options are not issuable under the 2015 Plan.

 

Shares Subject to the Plan . On December 9, 2016, the Board of Directors agreed to increase the number of Shares available for granting awards under the 2015 Plan to 20,000,000.

 

Types of Awards . The following types of awards may be made under the 2015 Plan. All of the awards described below are subject to the conditions, limitations, restrictions, vesting and forfeiture provisions determined by the Committee, in its sole discretion, subject to such limitations as are provided in the plan. The number of shares subject to any award is also determined by the Committee, in its discretion.

 

Fair Market Value . Fair Market Value means shall mean, with respect to any property (including, without limitation, any shares or other securities), the fair market value of such property determined by such methods or procedures as shall be established from time to time by the Board or the Committee.

 

Option . Option shall mean a non-qualified stock option.

 

Stock Appreciation Rights . A Stock Appreciation Right granted under the Plan shall confer on the holder thereof a right to receive, upon exercise thereof, the excess of (1) the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of exercise or, if the Board or the Committee shall so determine in the case of any such right other than one related to any Incentive Stock Option, at any time during a specified period before or after the date of exercise over (2) the grant price of the right as specified by the Board or the Committee. Subject to the terms of the Plan, the grant price, term, methods of exercise, methods of settlement, and any other terms and conditions of any Stock Appreciation Right shall be as determined by the Board or the Committee. The Board and the Committee may impose such conditions or restrictions on the exercise of any Stock Appreciation Right as it may deem appropriate.

 

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Restricted Stock . A restricted stock award is an award of outstanding shares of Company common stock that does not vest until after a specified period of time, or satisfaction of other vesting conditions as determined by the Committee, and which may be forfeited if conditions to vesting are not met. Participants generally receive dividend payments on the shares subject to their award during the vesting period (unless the awards are subject to performance-vesting criteria) and are also generally entitled to indicate a voting preference with respect to the shares underlying their awards. All shares underlying outstanding restricted stock awards are voted proportionately to the restricted shares for which voting instructions are received.

 

Restricted Stock Units . Restricted Stock Units shall consist of a Restricted Stock, Performance Share or Performance Unit Award that the Administrator in its sole discretion permits to be paid out in installments or on a deferred basis, in accordance with rules and procedures established by the Administrator.

 

Performance Awards . Performance Awards may be granted to Employees, directors and consultants at any time and from time to time, as will be determined by the Administrator. The Administrator may set performance objectives based upon the achievement of Company-wide, divisional or individual goals, applicable federal or state laws, or any other basis determined by the Administrator in its discretion.

 

Dividend Equivalents . The Board and the Committee are hereby authorized to grant Awards under which the holders thereof shall be entitled to receive payments equivalent to dividends or interest with respect to a number of Shares determined by the Board or the Committee, and the Board and the Committee may provide that such amounts (if any) shall be deemed to have been reinvested in additional Shares or otherwise reinvested. Subject to the terms of the 2015 Plan, such Awards may have such terms and conditions as the Board or the Committee shall determine.

 

Other Stock-based Awards . The Board and the Committee are authorized to grant such other Awards that are denominated or payable in, valued in whole or in part by reference to, or otherwise based on or related to, Shares (including, without limitation, securities convertible into Shares), as are deemed by the Board or the Committee to be consistent with the purposes of the Plan, provided, however, that such grants must comply with applicable law. Subject to the terms of the 2015 Plan, the Board or the Committee shall determine the terms and conditions of such Awards.

 

Duration. The Board may amend, alter, suspend, discontinue, or terminate the Plan, including, without limitation, any amendment, alteration, suspension, discontinuation, or termination that would impair the rights of any Participant, or any other holder or beneficiary of any Award theretofore granted, without the consent of any share owner, participant of the 2015 Plan, another holder or beneficiary of an Award, or other Person. No Award shall be granted under the Plan more than 10 years after August 1, 2015. However, unless otherwise expressly provided in an applicable Award Agreement, any Award theretofore granted may extend beyond such date, and the authority of the Board and the Committee to amend, alter, adjust, suspend, discontinue, or terminate any such Award, or to waive any conditions or rights under any such Award, and the authority of the Board to amend the Plan, shall extend beyond such date.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

Information regarding any equity securities we have sold during the period covered by this Report that were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is set forth below. Each such transaction was exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act or Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC, unless otherwise noted. Unless stated otherwise: (i) the securities were offered and sold only to accredited investors; (ii) there was no general solicitation or general advertising related to the offerings; (iii) each of the persons who received these unregistered securities had knowledge and experience in financial and business matters which allowed them to evaluate the merits and risk of the receipt of these securities, and that they were knowledgeable about our operations and financial condition; (iv) no underwriter participated in, nor did we pay any commissions or fees to any underwriter in connection with the transactions; and, (v) each certificate issued for these unregistered securities contained a legend stating that the securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and setting forth the restrictions on the transferability and the sale of the securities.

 

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Sales of Unregistered Securities in 2015:

 

On January 24, 2015, we extended the term of an outstanding consulting and service agreement, pursuant to which the Company shall issue 400,000 shares of restricted common stock and 400,000 callable common stock purchase warrants at a strike price of $0.35 per share.

 

On February 23, 2015, we entered into a one-year agreement with a consultant to provide certain corporate finance, investor relations and related business matters in exchange for 60,000 shares of restricted common stock.

 

On April 9, 2015, we issued $270,080 Notes (including an aggregate of $123,980 that was converted from certain other outstanding notes, including accrued interest, and future contractual cash consulting fees) that are initially convertible into 771,657 shares of our common stock, pursuant to a private financing; we sold that same amount of Series A Senior Convertible Redeemable Notes convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, at $0.35 per share and Series A Warrants, all pursuant to separate Securities Purchase Agreements entered into with each investor. The Warrants are exercisable to purchase up to 771,657 shares of Common stock.

 

On May 15, 2015, the Company received $25,000 in exchange for a 90-day promissory note at an interest rate of 5% per annum. As an inducement for this promissory note, the Company issued 150,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.35 per share. This note and accrued interest was due on August 16, 2015.

 

On May 20, 2015, the Company signed an agreement with a firm for financial advisory services for a period of 12 months. As the retainer, the Company issued 250,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock for $.35 per share.

 

On May 20, 2015, the Company signed an agreement with a firm for strategic advisory services until either party terminates the agreement. As part of the commitment fee, the Company issued 250,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock for $.35 per share.

 

On July 14, 2015, the Company issued 250,000 shares of common stock for conversion of $87,500 of convertible debt. These shares were issued at $.35 per share.

 

On July 15, 2015, the Company received $18,000 in exchange for a 90-day promissory note at an interest rate of 5% per annum. As an inducement for this promissory note, the Company issued 150,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. This note and accrued interest was due on October 15, 2015.

 

On August 19, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 96,000 shares for conversion of $33,600 of convertible debt. These shares were issued at $.35 per share.

 

On August 26, 2015, the Company extended the term of the $25,000 promissory note issued on May 15, 2015 that was originally due on August 28, 2015 to October 23, 2015. As consideration for the extension the Company agreed an annual interest rate of 12% retroactive to the original date of the note and issued 150,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share.

 

On September 10, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 663,277 shares for conversion of $232,147 of convertible debt. These shares were issued at $.35 per share.

 

On September 16, 2015, the Company received $2,500 in exchange for a 90-day promissory note at an interest rate of 12% per annum and a risky loan fee of $625. As an inducement for this promissory note, the Company issued 50,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. This note, accrued interest and risky loan fee was due on December 14, 2015. The Company paid this note, accrued interest and risky loan fee on December 6, 2015.

 

On September 16, 2015, the Company received $12,500 in exchange for a 90-day promissory note at an interest rate of 12% per annum and a risky loan fee of $3,125. As an inducement for this promissory note, the Company issued 250,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. This note, accrued interest and risky loan fee was due on December 14, 2015. The Company paid this note, accrued interest and risky loan fee on December 6, 2015.

 

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On September 16, 2015, the Company received $22,500 in exchange for a 90-day promissory note at an interest rate of 12% per annum and a risky loan fee of $6,125. As an inducement for this promissory note, the Company issued 450,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. This note, accrued interest and risky loan fee was due on December 14, 2015. On December 6, 2015, the Company paid $22,998 principal towards this note dated May 15, 2015 and extension; July 15, 2015 and extension and issued another 90-day promissory note for $70,000. (See below)

 

On October 1, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 50,273 shares of common stock for the accrued interest on the debt conversions on July 14, 2015, August 19, 2015, and September 10, 2015. The shares were issued at $.35 per share.

 

On October 5, 2015, the Company extended the term of an $18,000 promissory note issued on July 15, 2015 that was originally due on October 13, 2015 to December 14, 2015; however, as consideration for the extension, the Company agreed to repay the note, plus interest and the Loan Fee (as hereinafter defined), upon receipt of $100,000 or more in other financing. Interest on the note accrues at the rate of 12% per annum. Unless paid sooner as previously explained, the Company shall pay $4,500 on the maturity date of the note. As additional inducement for the extension, the Company also agreed to issue the lender five-year warrants to purchase up to 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.80 per share.

 

On October 11, 2015, the Company extended the term of an $25,000 promissory note issued on July 15, 2015 that was due on October 23, 2015 to December 14, 2015; however, as a consideration for the extension, the Company agreed to repay the note, plus interest and a risk loan fee of $6,250. As additional inducement for the extension, the Company also agreed to issue the lender five-year warrants to purchase up to 150,000 shares of common stock at $0.80 per share.

 

On October 11, 2015, the Company received $10,000 in exchange for a 60-day promissory note at an interest rate of 12% per annum and a risky loan fee of $2,500. As an inducement for the promissory note, the Company issued 200,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. The note, accrued interest and risky loan fee is due on December 14, 2015.

 

On November 11, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 179,988 shares of common stock for the conversion of $57,670 convertible debt. These shares were issued at $.35 per share.

 

On December 6, 2015, the Company authorized a 90-day Promissory Note for $70,000 at an interest rate of 12% per annum plus a risky loan fee of $17,500 which is being amortized over the term of the loan. As an inducement, the Company issued 1,400,000 warrants to purchase Company common stock at $.80 per share. The fair value of the warrants is $2,800. The Company further agreed to repay the loan within three days of the Company receiving $500,000 or more in the current private placement of up to $2,500,000 convertible note with warrants. This Promissory Note resulted from the principal payment to the note holder of $28,222 and the holder cancelling the notes originally signed on May 27, 2015 plus extensions, July 15, 2015 plus extensions, September 16, 2015 and October 11, 2015.

 

On December 11, 2015, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor for (i) a note in the principal amount of $275,000 at a 10% original issue discount, (ii) a warrant to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $0.80 per share and (iii) 50,000 shares as an additional fee for a value of $5,000.

 

Sales of Unregistered Securities in 2016 :

 

On January 20, 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 50,000 shares for consulting services for a value of $5,000 that is being amortized over twelve months.

 

On February 29, 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 227,232 shares for conversion of convertible debt of $69,500 and accrued interest of $10,031.

 

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On March 3, 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 100,000 shares for consulting services for a value of $10,100 that is being amortized over six months.

 

On March 11, 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 150,000 shares for consulting services for a value of $15,000 that is being amortized over twelve months.

 

On June 2, 2016, the Company sold 120,000 shares of common stock upon receipt of $120,000 cash.

 

On July 13, 2016, the Company issued 172,958 shares of common stock because of warrants being exercised through a cashless exercise.

 

On December 14, 2016, the Company issued 90,364 shares of common stock because of warrants being exercised through a cashless exercise.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued a total of 31,419,215 shares of common stock because of debt conversion. The total debt conversion was $191,731.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued 935,000 shares of common stock for consulting services. The weighted average price of these shares was $1.44. The value of the shares is being amortized over the life of the contracts ranging from six to twelve months.

 

The securities issued have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

 

The Registrant’s issuance of the above restricted securities was in reliance upon the exemption from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) and Regulation S promulgated by the SEC under the Act. Unless stated otherwise: (i) the securities were offered and sold only to accredited investors; (ii) there was no general solicitation or general advertising related to the offerings; (iii) each of the persons who received these unregistered securities had knowledge and experience in financial and business matters which allowed them to evaluate the merits and risk of the receipt of these securities, and that they were knowledgeable about our operations and financial condition; (iv) no underwriter participated in, nor did we pay any commissions or fees to any underwriter in connection with the transactions; and, (v) each certificate issued for these unregistered securities contained a legend stating that the securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and setting forth the restrictions on the transferability and the sale of the securities.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Smaller reporting companies are not required to provide this disclosure.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULT OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and result of operations contains forward-looking statements and involves numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in the “Risk Factors” section of the other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions.

 

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither we, nor any other person, assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. We are under no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the filing of this Annual Report to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations.

 

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The following discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations relates to the operations and financial condition reported in the financial statements of eWellness Healthcare Corporation for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and should be read in conjunction with such financial statements and related notes included in this report.

 

Overview

 

eWellness is in the initial phase of developing a unique telemedicine platform that offers Distance Monitored Physical Therapy Program (“PHZIO program”) to pre-diabetic, cardiac and health challenged patients, through contracted physician practices and healthcare systems specifically designed to help prevent patients that are pre-diabetic from becoming diabetic.

 

Initially, our focus was on patients with pre-diabetes conditions. However, we have broadened our focus to include overweight patients saddled with lower back pain and knee pain caused by tissue strain and inactivity. We also decided to launch our platform in Los Angeles instead of New York after Blue Shield of California reimbursed our physical therapy telemedicine. We were poised to launch our business in New York through a partnership with Millennium Healthcare, Inc. (“MHI”), but the partnership did not provide the results we were expecting. Additionally, management determined that relocating the Company’s operations closer to where the CEO and Chairman lived made the business more manageable and avoided time and monies lost due to travel. Management believes that by broadening the Company’s focus to include lower back pain and knee pain caused from excess weight, provides additional opportunities for success. The Company remains committed to servicing patients diagnosed as pre-diabetes as well.

 

As shown in the financial statements accompanying this Annual Report, the Company has had no revenues to date and has incurred only losses since its inception. The Company has had limited operations and has been issued a “going concern” opinion from our accountants, based upon the Company’s reliance upon the sale of our common stock as the sole source of funds for our future operations.

 

The Company’s operations and corporate offices are located at 11825 Major Street Culver City, CA, 90230, with a telephone number of (310) 915-9700.

 

The Company’s fiscal year end is December 31.

 

Recent Developments

 

On November 12, 2016, the Company entered into a Services Agreement with Bistromatics, Inc. (the “Bistromatics Agreement”), a Company incorporated under the laws of Canada (“Bistromatics”). Pursuant to the Bistromatics Agreement, Bistromatics will provide operational oversight of the Company’s Phzio System including development, content editing, client on boarding, clinic training, support & maintenance, billing, hosting and oversight and support of CRM and helpdesk system. The Company has agreed to pay a monthly base fee of $50,000 monthly until Bistromatics has successfully signed and collected the first monthly service fee for 100 Physical Therapy Clinics to start using our Platform. If and when Bistromatics provides the Company with evidence of the 100 Physical Therapy Clinics, the monthly service fee will extend to $100,000. Bistromatics will have the ability to convert any outstanding amounts that fall in arrears for 60 days into common stock at the same terms as the next round of financing or the Company’s common stock market price, whichever is higher.

 

Plan of Operations

 

Our business model is to license our PHZIO (“PHZIO”) platform to any physical therapy (“PT”) clinic in the U.S. and or have large-scale employers use our PHZIO platform as a fully PT monitored corporate wellness program.

 

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The Company’s initial licensee is Evolution Physical Therapy (“EPT”), which is owned by our CEO, Darwin Fogt, MPT. All treatment revenue for 2015 and 2016 was reimbursed to EPT, but was not sufficient to generate sales for the Company. The Company is in the process of developing marketing channel partnerships with industry association members, existing software-based telemedicine providers and physical therapy billing and practice management providers. These partnerships, if completed, are anticipated to begin adding third party PT licensee revenue during the second quarter of 2017.

 

The Company’s PHZIO home physical therapy exercise platform has been designed to disrupt the $30 billion physical therapy and the $8 billion corporate wellness industries. PHZIO re-defines the way physical therapy can be delivered. PHZIO is the first real-time remote monitored 1-to-many physical therapy platform for home use. Due to the real-time patient monitoring feature, the PHZIO platform is insurance reimbursable by payers such as: Anthem Blue Cross, AETNA and Blue Shield.

 

The PHZIO Solution: A New Physical Therapy Delivery System

 

  SaaS technology platform solution for providers bundling rehabilitation services and employer wellness programs;
  First real-time remote monitored 1-to-many physical therapy treatment platform for home use;
  Ability for physical therapists to observe multiple patients simultaneously in real-time;
  Solves what has been a structural problem and limitation in post-acute care practice growth.
  PT practices can experience 20% higher adherence & compliance rates versus industry standards; and
  Tracking to 30% increase in net income for a PT practice.

 

Patient program adherence in 2015 and 2016 was nearly 85 percent due the real-time patient monitoring and the at-home use of the platform. Now physical therapy practices have a way to scale profitably using a technology platform that can help them grow beyond the limits of the typical brick and mortar PT clinic.

 

Additional Treatment Protocols: Our current PHZIO platform includes a fully customizable treatment program for multiple physical therapy treatment plans including patient rehabilitations for total knee, hip and shoulder surgeries, lower and upper back ailments and other physical therapy treatments. We currently have a growing library of over 250 individual 2-4 minute exercise videos within our PHZIO platform, with additional exercise content generated as needed. The Company’s initial PHZIO application is a 6-month exercise program for patients with back, knee or hip pain. Our hip and knee programs have been designed to be integrated into any hospital or medical group’s Medicare CMS bundled payment model for post-acute care physical therapy. These programs are anticipated to be followed by woman’s health and geriatric programs by the end of the third quarter of 2017.

 

Our initial PHZIO platform enables employees or patients to engage with live or on-demand video based physical therapy telemedicine treatments from their home or office. Following a physician’s exam and prescription for physical therapy to treat back, knee or hip pain, a patient can be examined by a physical therapist and if found appropriate inducted in the Company’s PHZIO program that includes a progressive 6-month telemedicine exercise program (including monthly in-clinic checkups). All PHZIO treatments are monitored by a licensed therapist that sees everything the patient is doing while providing their professional guidance and feedback in real-time. This ensures treatment compliance by the patient, maintains the safety and integrity of the prescribed exercises, tracks patient metrics and captures pre-and post-treatment evaluation data. PHZIO unlocks a host of potential for revolutionizing patient treatment models and directly links back to the established brick and mortar physical therapy clinic. This unique model enables any physical therapy practice to be able to execute more patient care while utilizing their same resources, and creates more value than was ever before possible.

 

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On April 1, 2015, the Company entered into an Operating Agreement with Evolution Physical Therapy (“EPT”), a company owned by our CEO, pursuant to which EPT operate our Platform and offers it to selected physical therapy patients of EPT. The Company will advance capital requested by EPT for costs specifically associated with operating the www.phzio,com platform and associated physical therapy treatments. On May 7, 2015, EPT inducted the first patient using our platform. The total (insurance reimbursed) monitored PHZIO visits in 2015 and 2016 was 1928 total patient visits that include: 2015: 699 patient visits (239 insurance reimbursed patient visits generating approximately $13,500 in gross revenue) and in 2016: 1,229 patient visits generating $1,496 (approximately 26 insurance reimbursed visits). These gross revenue figures were not sufficient to generate any gross sales for the Company. The average insurance reimbursement per PHZIO session in 2015 and 2016 was $56 (excluding co-payments). Respectively. The top line wellness goals of our program are to graduate at least 80% of inducted patients through our 6-month program. Patients should expect to experience an average of a 20% reduction in BMI, a 4-inch reduction in waist size, weight loss of at least 20 pounds, significant overall improvement in balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and lumbopelvic stability. Patients also should score better on Functional Outcomes Scales (Oswestry and LEFS), which indicates improved functional activity levels due to reduced low back, knee and hip pain.

 

Our PHZIO platform, including: design, testing, exercise intervention, follow-up, and exercise demonstration, has been developed by accomplished Los Angeles based physical therapist Darwin Fogt. Mr. Fogt has extensive experience and education working with diverse populations from professional athletes to morbidly obese. He understands the most beneficial exercise prescription to achieve optimal results and has had enormous success in motivating all patient types to stay consistent in working toward their goals. Additionally, his methods have proven effective and safe as he demonstrates exercises with attention to proper form to avoid injury. Mr. Fogt has established himself as a national leader in his field and has successfully implemented progressive solutions to delivering physical therapy: he has consulted with and been published by numerous national publications including Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and various Physical Therapy specific magazines; his 13 plus years of experience include rehabilitating the general population, as well as professional athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and celebrities. He has bridged the gap between physical therapy and fitness by opening Evolution Fitness, which uses licensed physical therapists to teach high intensity circuit training fitness classes. He also founded one of the first exclusive prenatal and postnatal physical therapy clinic in the country. Mr. Fogt is a leader in advancing the profession to incorporate research-based methods and focus on, not only rehabilitation but also wellness, functional fitness, performance, and prevention. He can recognize that the national healthcare structure (federal and private insurance) is moving toward a model of prevention and that the physical therapy profession will take a larger role in providing wellness services to patients.

 

Innovators in other industries have solved access, cost and quality inefficiencies through the implementation of technology platforms and business models that deliver products and services on-demand and create new economies by connecting and empowering both consumers and businesses. We have taken the same approach to solving the pervasive access, cost and quality challenges facing the current access to physical therapy clinics.

 

Our underlying technology platform is complex, deeply integrated and purpose-built over the three years for the evolving physical therapy marketplace. Our PHZIO platform is highly scalable and can support substantial growth of third party licensees. Our PHZIO platform provides for broad interconnectivity between PT practitioners and their patients and, we believe, uniquely positions us as a focal point in the rapidly evolving PT industry to introduce innovative, technology-based solutions, such as remote patient monitoring, post-discharge treatment plan adherence and in-home care.

 

We plan to generate revenue from third-party PT and corporate wellness licensees on a contractually recurring per PHZIO session fee basis. Our PHZIO platform is anticipated to transform the access, cost and quality dynamics of physical therapy delivery for all of the market participants. We further believe any patient, employer, health plan or healthcare professional interested in a better approach to physical therapy is a potential PHZIO platform user.

 

Selling General and Administrative Expenses (SGA) . Before even launching, we have received a high indication of interest in our service. We think the demand is warranted, but recognize that in the preliminary stages of our services, we may experience bottlenecks in our ability to meet the demand for same. Under this type of environment, it is critical to maintain awareness of the Company’s operational budget goals and how they are being met in our attempts to address demand. Regardless of our growth pace, it is critical to shareholder value that we are mindful of our operational spending.

 

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Cashflow . Because the Company is “early stage” and launching with a minimum of capital, monitoring cashflow on a constant basis will be essential to growth.

 

Results of Operations of eWellness for the Twelve-month Period Ended December 31, 2016 vs. 2015

 

REVENUES : eWellness has reported $0 revenues from operations for the years ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. We anticipate the beginning of revenue generation by the second quarter of 2017.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES : Total operating expenses increased to $3,371,460 for the year ended December 31, 2016 from $1,400,240 for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase is a result of legal, accounting services, and consulting fees ($2,048,355).

 

NET LOSS : The Company incurred a net loss of $12,460,694 for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared with a net loss of $1,554,908 for the year ended December 31, 2015, which reflects an increase of $10,905,786. The increase is a result of legal, accounting services, consulting fees of $2,048,355, a loss of $10,318,969 of derivative expense from the issuance of derivative instruments and the amortization of $793,716 of debt discount on debt instruments issued.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of December 31, 2016, we had negative working capital of $10,018,688 compared to negative working capital of $1,430,459 as of December 31, 2015. The majority of the increase of negative working capital is because of the derivative liability. Cash flows provided by financing activities were $336,796 and $443,127 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The decrease in cash flows from financing activities was the reduction in promissory notes issued for cash. The cash balance as of December 31, 2016 was $13,995.

 

We believe that anticipated cash flows from operations will be insufficient to satisfy our ongoing capital requirements. For the year ended December 31, 2016, there was a negative cash flows from operations of $364,752 compared to a negative cash flows from operations of $397,869 for the year ended December 31, 2015. This is primarily due to the net loss for each of the years ending December 31, 2016 and 2015. We are seeking financing in the form of equity capital to provide the necessary working capital. Our ability to meet our obligations and continue to operate as a going concern is highly dependent on our ability to obtain additional financing. We cannot predict whether this additional financing will be in the form of equity or debt, or be in another form. We may not be able to obtain the necessary additional capital on a timely basis, on acceptable terms, or at all. In any of these events, we may be unable to implement our current plans which circumstances would have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, financial conditions and results of operations.

 

Contingencies

 

The Company may be subject to lawsuits, administrative proceedings, regulatory reviews or investigations associated with its business and other matters arising in the normal conduct of its business. The following is a description of an uncertainty that is considered other than ordinary, routine and incidental to the business.

 

The closing of the Initial Exchange Agreement with Private Co. was conditioned upon certain, limited customary representations and warranties, as well as, among other things, our compliance with Rule 419 (“Rule 419”) of Regulation C under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and the consent of our shareholders as required under Rule 419. Accordingly, we conducted a “Blank Check” offering subject to Rule 419 (the “Rule 419 Offering”) and filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 to register the shares of such offering; the Registration Statement was declared effective on September 14, 2012. We used 10% of the subscription proceeds as permitted under Rule 419 and the amount remaining in the escrow trust as of the date of the closing of the Share Exchange was $90,000 (the “Trust Account Balance”).

 

Rule 419 required that the Share Exchange occur on or before March 18, 2014, but due to normal negotiations regarding the transactions and the parties’ efforts to satisfy all the closing conditions, the Share Exchange did not close on such date. Accordingly, after numerous discussions with management of both parties, they entered into an Amended and Restated Share Exchange Agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement”) to reflect a revised business combination structure, pursuant to which we would: (i) file a registration statement on Form 8-A (“Form 8A”) to register our common stock pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act, which we did on May 1, 2014 and (ii) seek to convert the participants of the Rule 419 Offering into participants of a similarly termed private offering (the “Converted Offering”), to be conducted pursuant to Regulation D, as promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

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Fifty-two persons participated in the Rule 419 Offering and each of them gave the Company his/her/its consent to use his/her/its escrowed funds to purchase shares of the Company’s restricted common stock in the Converted Offering (the “Consent”) rather than have their funds returned. To avoid further administrative work for the investors, we believe that we took reasonable steps to inform investors of the situation and provided them with an appropriate opportunity to maintain their investment in the Company, if they so choose, or have their funds physically returned. Management believed the steps it took constituted a constructive return of the funds and therefore met the requirements of Rule 419.

 

However, pursuant to Rule 419(e)(2)(iv), “funds held in the escrow or trust account shall be returned by first class mail or equally prompt means to the purchaser within five business days [if the related acquisition transaction does not occur by a date that is 18 months after the effective date of the related registration statement].” As set forth above, rather than physically return the funds, we sought consent from the investors of the Rule 419 Offering to direct their escrowed funds to the Company to instead purchase shares in the Converted Offering. The consent document was given to the investors along with a private placement memorandum describing the Converted Offering and stated that any investor who elected not to participate in the Converted Offering would get 90% of their funds physically returned. Pursuant to Rule 419(b)(2)(vi), a blank check company is entitled to use 10% of the proceed/escrowed funds; therefore, if a return of funds is required, only 90% of the proceed/escrowed funds need be returned. The Company received $100,000 proceeds and used $10,000 as per Rule 419(b)(2)(vi); therefore, only $90,000 was subject to possible return.

 

As disclosed in the prior amendments to the Initial Form 8-K, we have filed the prior amendments in response to comments from the SEC regarding the Form 8-K and many of those comments pertain to the Company’s potential violation of Rule 419. Although the Company has continued to provide the SEC with information and analysis as to why it believes it did not violate Rule 419, based upon latest communications with the persons reviewing the Form 8-K, they do not agree with the assessments the Company presented to them. Comments and communications indicate that Rule 419 requires a physical return of funds if a 419 offering cannot be completed because a business combination was not consummated within the required time frame; constructive return is not permitted.

 

Because of these communications and past comments, we are disclosing that we did not comply with the requirements of Rule 419, which required us to physically return the funds previously submitted to escrow pursuant to the Rule 419 Offering. Because of our failure to comply with Rule 419, the SEC may bring an enforcement action or commence litigation against us for failure to strictly comply with Rule 419. If any claims or actions were to be brought against us relating to our lack of compliance with Rule 419, we could be subject to penalties (including criminal penalties), required to pay fines, make damages payments or settlement payments. In addition, any claims or actions could force us to expend significant financial resources to defend ourselves, could divert the attention of our management from our core business and could harm our reputation.

 

Ultimately, the SEC determined to terminate its review of the Initial Form 8-K and related amendments, rather than provide us with additional opportunities to address their concerns and therefore, we did not clear their comments. It is not possible now to predict whether or when the SEC may initiate any proceedings, when this issue may be resolved or what, if any, penalties or other remedies may be imposed, and whether any such penalties or remedies would have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. Litigation and enforcement actions are inherently unpredictable, the outcome of any potential lawsuit or action is subject to significant uncertainties and, therefore, determining now the likelihood of a loss, any SEC enforcement action and/or the measurement of the amount of any loss is complex. Consequently, we are unable to estimate the range of reasonably possible loss. Our assessment is based on an estimate and assumption that has been deemed reasonable by management, but the assessment process relies heavily on an estimate and assumption that may prove to be incomplete or inaccurate, and unanticipated events and circumstances may occur that might cause us to change that estimate and assumption. Considering the uncertainty of this issue and while Management evaluates the best and most appropriate way to resolve same, management determined to create a reserve on the Company’s Balance Sheet for the $90,000 that was subject to the Consent.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

There are no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Our significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 2 of our Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Report.

 

ITEM 7A: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Smaller reporting companies are not required to provide this disclosure.

 

ITEM 8: CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

See Index to Financial Statements and Financial Statement Schedules appearing on pages F-1 through F-20 of this Form 10-K.

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND DECEMBER 31, 2015

 

    PAGES
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM   F-2
BALANCE SHEETS   F-3
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS   F-4
STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT   F-5
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS   F-6
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS   F-7 - F-20

 

     
   

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors
eWellness Healthcare Corporation

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of eWellness Healthcare Corporation as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the related statements of operations, stockholders’ deficit, and cash flows for the years then ended. eWellness Healthcare Corporation’s management is responsible for these financial statements. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of eWellness Healthcare Corporation as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the Company has a working capital deficit, a deficit in stockholders’ equity and has sustained recurring losses from operations. This raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans with regard to these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Haynie & Company

Salt Lake City, Utah

March 31, 2017

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEETS

 

    December 31, 2016     December 31, 2015  
             
ASSETS                
                 
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash   $ 13,995     $ 41,951  
Prepaid expenses     723,046       4,053  
                 
Total current assets     737,041       46,004  
                 
Property & equipment, net     4,279       5,964  
Intangible assets, net     16,908       19,862  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 758,228     $ 71,830  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 340,793     $ 248,304  
Accounts payable - related party     379,481       43,717  
Accrued expenses - related party     104,429       33,090  
Accrued compensation     940,000       677,000  
Contingent liability     90,000       90,000  
Convertible debt, net of discount     247,710       309,945  
Derivative liability     8,473,265       2,802  
Short term note and liabilities     180,051       71,605  
                 
Total current liabilities     10,755,729       1,476,463  
                 
Total Liabilities     10,755,729       1,476,463  
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES     -       -  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
Preferred stock, authorized, 20,000,000 shares, $.001 par value, 0 shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
Common stock, authorized 400,000,000 shares, $.001 par value, 51,435,307 and 18,170,538 issued and outstanding, respectively     51,435       18,171  
Shares to be issued     110,740       -  
Additional paid in capital     5,757,205       2,033,383  
Accumulated deficit     (15,916,881 )     (3,456,187 )
                 
Total Stockholders’ Deficit     (9,997,501 )     (1,404,633 )
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT   $ 758,228     $ 71,830  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

    Year Ended  
    December 31, 2016     December 31, 2015  
             
OPERATING EXPENSES                
Executive compensation   $ 576,000     $ 744,000  
General and administrative     309,805       196,354  
Professional fees     2,485,655       459,886  
                 
Total Operating Expenses     3,371,460       1,400,240  
                 
Loss from Operations     (3,371,460 )     (1,400,240 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)                
Gain on extinguishment of debt     2,216,266       11,323  
Gain (loss) on derivative liability     (10,318,969 )     -  
Loss on conversion of debt     -       (31,774 )
Interest expense, related parties     (4,156 )     (3,921 )
Interest expense     (981,575 )     (129,406 )
                 
Net Loss before Income Taxes     (12,459,894 )     (1,554,018 )
                 
Income tax expense     (800 )     (890 )
                 
Net Loss   $ (12,460,694 )   $ (1,554,908 )
                 
Basic (loss) per share   $ (0.51 )   $ (0.09 )
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding     24,267,074       17,214,861  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

                                   Additional           Total  
    Preferred Shares     Common Shares     Shares      Paid in     Accumulated     Stockholders'  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     to be issued     Capital     Deficit     Deficit  
                                                 
Balance at December 31, 2014     -     $ -       16,421,000     $ 16,421     $ -     $ 1,087,320     $ (1,901,279 )   $ (797,538 )
                                                                 
Imputed interest     -       -       -       -       -       3,920       -       3,920  
                                                                 
Contributed services     -       -       -       -       -       390,000       -       390,000  
                                                                 
Shares issued for services @ $.10/share     -       -       460,000       460       -       45,540       -       46,000  
                                                                 
Shares issued for debt conversion @ $.35     -       -       1,239,538       1,240       -       432,599       -       433,839  
                                                                 
Shares issued for contract @ $.10     -       -       50,000       50       -       4,950       -       5,000  
                                                                 
Convertible debt discount     -       -       -       -       -       44,189       -       44,189  
                                                                 
Warrants issued for debt     -       -       -       -       -       7,666       -       7,666  
                                                                 
Warrants issued for services rendered     -       -       -       -       -       17,199       -       17,199  
                                                                 
Warrants issued with convertible debt     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       0  
                                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       -       (1,554,908 )     (1,554,908 )
                                                                 
Balance at December 31, 2015     -     $ -       18,170,538     $ 18,171     $ -     $ 2,033,383     $ (3,456,187 )   $ (1,404,633 )
                                                                 
Imputed interest     -       -       -       -       -       4,156       -       4,156  
                                                                 
Contributed services     -       -       -       -       -       306,000       -       306,000  
                                                                 
Option expense     -       -       -       -       -       544,591       -       544,591  
                                                                 
Warrants issued with debt     -       -       -       -       -       510,967       -       510,967  
                                                                 
Shares issued for cash received     -       -       120,000       120       -       119,880       -       120,000  
                                                                 
Shares issued for debt conversion     -       -       31,646,447       31,646       92,240       231,376       -       355,262  
                                                                 
Shares issued for prepaid services     -       -       985,000       985       18,500       1,957,365       -       1,976,850  
                                                                 
Shares issued for services     -       -       250,000       250       -       49,750       -       50,000  
                                                                 
Shares issued for warrants exercised     -       -       263,322       263       -       (263 )     -       0  
                                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       -       (12,460,694 )     (12,460,694 )
                                                                 
Balance at December 31, 2016     -     $ -       51,435,307     $ 51,435     $ 110,740     $ 5,757,205     $ (15,916,881 )   $ (9,997,501 )

 

T he accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

    Year Ended  
    December 31, 2016     December 31, 2015  
             
Cash flows from operating activities                
Net loss   $ (12,460,694 )   $ (1,554,908 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     4,639       4,428.  
Contributed services     306,000       390,000  
Shares issued for consulting services     50,000       45,000  
Imputed interest - related party     4,156       3,920  
Options expense     544,591       -  
Amortization of debt discount and prepaids     2,068,243       84,462  
Warrants issued for services     -       16,640  
Debt issued for consulting fees     -       100,000  
Loss on debt conversion     -       31,774  
Loss on derivative liability     10,318,969       -  
Gain on extinguishment of debt     (2,216,266 )     -  
                 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities                
Advances - related parties     -       7,054  
Prepaid expense     (16,670 )     23,780  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     242,177       111,512  
Accounts payable - related party     455,764       (12,439 )
Accrued expenses - related party     71,339       2,908  
Accrued compensation     263,000       348,000  
                 
Net cash used in operating activities     (364,752 )     (397,869 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities                
Purchase of equipment     -       (4,207 )
Net cash used in investing activities     -       (4,207 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities                
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     120,000       -  
Proceeds from issuance of debt     -       104,000  
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt     250,000       386,100  
Payments on debt     (33,204 )     (43,223 )
Payments on risky loan fees     -       (3,750 )
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities     336,796       443,127  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash     (27,956 )     41,051  
                 
Cash, beginning of period     41,951       900  
                 
Cash, end of period   $ 13,995     $ 41,951  
                 
Supplemental Information:                
Cash paid for:                
Taxes   $ -     $ -  
Interest Expense   $ 25,000     $ -  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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eWELLNESS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

Notes to Financial Statements

 

Note 1. The Company

 

The Company and Nature of Business

 

eWellness Healthcare Corporation (f/k/a Dignyte, Inc.), (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on April 7, 2011, to engage in any lawful corporate undertaking, including, but not limited to, selected mergers and acquisitions. The Company has generated no revenues to date. Prior to the Share Exchange Agreement discussed below, other than issuing shares to its original shareholder, the Company never commenced any operational activities.

 

The eWellness strategy as a first-to-market enterprise in the Physical Therapy based telemedicine industry is to deliver a telemedicine physical therapy service augmenting corporate wellness programs and expand nationally through a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model that enables existing physical therapy practices to extend their offerings via our telemedicine solution. Our objective is to provide Distance Monitored Physical Therapy (PHZIO) Programs to pre-diabetic, cardiac and health challenged patients and knee and hip surgery rehabilitation. For corporate wellness program our services are designed to deliver significant healthcare savings to the company while charging a very small relative incremental cost.

 

Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared to reflect the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”).

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from these good faith estimates and judgments.

 

Going Concern

 

For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company had no revenues. The Company has an accumulated loss of $15,916,881. In view of these matters, there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s ability to continue operations is dependent upon the Company’s ability to raise additional capital and to ultimately achieve sustainable revenues and profitable operations, of which there can be no guarantee. The Company intends to finance its future development activities and its working capital needs largely from the sale of public equity securities with some additional funding from other traditional financing sources, including term notes, until such time that funds provided by operations are sufficient to fund working capital requirements. The financial statements of the Company do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company complies with the accounting guidance under Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820-10, Fair Value Measurements, as well as certain related FASB staff positions. This guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact business and considers assumptions that marketplace participants would use when pricing the asset or liability, such as inherent risk, transfer restrictions, and risk of nonperformance.

 

The guidance also establishes a fair value hierarchy for measurements of fair value as follows:

 

Level 1 – quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 – inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

 

Level 3 – unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

As of December 31, 2016, the Company had the following assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

    Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Derivative liability   $ 8,473,265     $ -     $ -     $ 8,473,265  
Total liabilities measure at fair value   $ 8,473,265     $ -     $ -     $ 8,473,265  

 

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Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are recorded at historical cost. Minor additions and renewals are expensed in the year incurred. Major additions and renewals are capitalized and depreciated over their estimated useful lives. Depreciation is recorded over the estimated useful lives of the related assets using the straight-line method for financial statement purposes. The estimated useful lives for significant property and equipment categories are as follows:

 

Furniture and Fixtures   5-7 Years
Computer Equipment   5-7 Years
Software   3 Years

 

The Company regularly evaluates whether events or circumstances have occurred that indicate the carrying value of long-lived assets may not be recoverable. If factors indicate the asset may not be recoverable, we compare the related undiscounted future net cash flows to the carrying value of the asset to determine if impairment exists. If the expected future net cash flows are less than the carrying value, an impairment charge is recognized based on the fair value of the asset. For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, there was no impairment recognized.

 

Intangible Assets

 

The Company accounts for assets that are not physical in nature as intangible assets. Intangible assets have either an identifiable or indefinite useful life. Intangible assets with identifiable useful lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over their economic or legal life, whichever is shorter. Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are reassessed each year for impairment. If an impairment has occurred, then a loss is recognized. An impairment loss is determined by subtracting the asset’s fair value from the asset’s book/carrying value.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB ASC 740-10-30. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based upon differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. Accounting standards require the consideration of a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets if it is “more likely than not” that some component or all the benefits of deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

Debt Issuance Costs

 

In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB)”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2015-03, Interest – Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) (“ASU 2015-03”). ASU-2015-03 requires that debt issuance costs be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. As a result of this new guidance, beginning in 2015 (early adoption), direct and incremental costs associated with the issuance of debt instruments such as legal fees, printing costs, and underwriters’ fees, among others, paid to parties other than creditors, are reported and presented as a reduction of debt on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

Debt issuance costs and premiums or discounts are amortized over the term of the respective financing arrangement using the effective interest method. Amortization of these amounts is included as a component of interest expense net, in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents includes all cash deposits and highly liquid financial instruments with an original maturity to the Company of three months or less.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company has yet to realize revenues from operations. Once the Company has commenced operations, it will recognize revenues when delivery of goods or completion of services has occurred provided there is persuasive evidence of an agreement, acceptance has been approved by its customers, the fee is fixed or determinable based on the completion of stated terms and conditions, and collection of any related receivable is probable.

 

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Loss per Common Share

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 260 to account for the loss per share. Basic loss per common share calculations are determined by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per common share calculations are determined by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares and dilutive common share equivalents outstanding. During periods when common stock equivalents, if any, are anti-dilutive they are not considered in the computation. As the Company has incurred losses for the period ended December 31, 2016, no dilutive shares are added into the loss per share calculations. While currently antidilutive, the following instruments could potentially dilute EPS in the future resulting in the following common stock equivalents.

 

    2016     2015  
             
Options     15,586,494       -  
Warrants     7,401,556       2,287,764  
Convertible Notes     43,025,637       28,779,215  
      66,013,687       31,066,979  

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has reviewed all recently issued, but not yet adopted, accounting standards in order to determine their effects, if any, on its results of operations, financial position or cash flows. Based on that review, the Company believes that none of these pronouncements will have a significant effect on its financial statements.

 

Note 3. Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment consists of computer equipment that is stated at cost $8,421 and $4,214 less accumulated depreciation of $4,142 and $2,457 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Depreciation expense was $1,685 and $1,474 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

Note 4. Intangible Assets

 

The Company recognizes the cost of a software license and a license for use of a programming code as intangible assets. The stated cost of these assets was $24,770 and $24,770 less accumulated amortization of $7,862 and $4,908 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the amortization expense recorded was $2,954 and $2,954, respectively.

 

Note 5. Income Taxes

 

Deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

 

Net deferred tax liabilities consist of the following components as of December 31, 2016 and 2015:

 

    2016     2015  
             
Deferred tax assets:                
NOL Carryover   $ 1,490,500     $ 436,300  
Accrued Payroll     329,000       237,000  
Deferred tax liabilities                
Depreciation     (1,100 )     (200 )
Valuation allowance     (1.818,400 )     (673,100 )
Net deferred tax asset   $ -     $ -  

 

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The income tax provision differs from the amount of income tax determined by applying the U.S. federal income tax rate to pretax income from continuing operations for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 due to the following:

 

    2016     2015  
             
Book Loss   $ (4,361,200 )   $ (554,200 )
Depreciation     300       (300 )
Contributed Services     107,100       136,500  
Meals & Entertainment     6,100       1,300  
Stock for Expense Accounts     14,300       21,600  
Contributed Interest Expense     1,500