Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 22, 2019

OptimizeRx Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   000-53605   26-1265381
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


400 Water Street, Suite 200, Rochester, MI   48307
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 248.651.6568



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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SECTION 4 – Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements


Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.


On April 22, 2019, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of OptimizeRx Corp. (the “Company”) approved the engagement of Marcum LLP (the “New Accountant”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 and simultaneously informed Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC (the “Former Accountant”) of its dismissal and that the New Accountant would be auditing the firm’s financial statements from this point forward.


The Former Accountant’s audit report on the financial statements of the Company for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor was it qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. The Former Accountant’s report on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018 expressed an adverse opinion because of material weaknesses related to (i) ineffective segregation of duties assignments, and ineffective information technology general controls (ITGCs) in the areas of user access and change-management over a certain information technology (IT) system, used in the Company’s financial reporting processes. As a result, business process automated and manual controls that are dependent on appropriate segregation of duties and are dependent on the affected ITGCs were ineffective because they could have been adversely impacted and (ii) there were ineffective controls related to revenue including ineffective controls over the review and approval of a key revenue calculation spreadsheet and ineffective controls over the accuracy and completeness of activity data produced by the Issuer’s proprietary IT system related to user actions in an electronic environment. These deficiencies were a result of a design deficiency in the review and approval process and IT control processes lacking sufficient documentation.


For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, and through the interim period ended April 22, 2019, there were no “disagreements” (as such term is defined in Item 304 of Regulation S-K) with the Former Accountant on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to the satisfaction of the Former Accountant would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the financial statements for such periods.


For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, and through the interim period ended April 22, 2019, there were no “reportable events” (as such term is defined in Item 304 of Regulation S-K) other than the Former Accountant having advised the Company that the internal controls necessary for the Company to develop reliable financial statements do not exist for the reasons stated above.


Prior to retaining the New Accountant, the Company did not consult with the New Accountant regarding either: (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either contemplated or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements; or (ii) any matter that was the subject of a “disagreement” or a “reportable event” (as those terms are defined in Item 304 of Regulation S-K).


On April 22, 2019, the Company provided the Former Accountant with its disclosures in the Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing the dismissal of the Former Accountant and requested in writing that the Former Accountant furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not they agree with such disclosures. The Former Accountant’s response is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


SECTION 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
16.1   Letter from Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC to the Securities and Exchange Commission







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


OptimizeRx Corporation


/s/ Douglas P. Baker  
Douglas P. Baker  
Chief Financial Officer  


Date: April 26, 2019





Exhibit 16.1




April 25, 2019


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of the Chief Accountant

100 F Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20549-7561


Re: OptimizeRx Corporation


Dear Sir or Madam:


We have read the statements of OptimizeRx Corporation relating to the events described under Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated April 22, 2019 and we agree with such statements as they pertain to our Firm.




/s/ Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC


Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC