|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]|
In April 2014, the Company adopted the Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”), reserving shares of common stock for grants to employees, officers, directors and consultants. During 2017, the 2014 Plan was amended and restated whereby an additional shares of common stock and shares of Preferred Stock were added to the plan for future issuance. The 2014 Plan was amended and restated on April 14, 2017 (the “Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Plan”). During 2018, an additional of preferred shares were added to the plan for future issuance. In May 2020, an additional shares of common stock and shares of Preferred Stock were added to the plan for future issuance. As of September 30, 2021, shares of common stock and shares of Preferred Stock are available for grant. Permissible awards include incentive stock options, non-statutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, RSUs, performance stock and cash-settled awards and other stock-based awards in the discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors including unrestricted stock grants.
The equity-based RSUs contain a provision in which the units shall immediately vest and become converted into common shares at the rate of one share per RSU, immediately after a change in control, as defined in the award agreement. The preferred stock RSUs contain a similar provision, which vest and convert to Preferred Stock upon a change in control.
Common and preferred stock RSUs
In January 2021, the Compensation Committee approved executive bonuses to be paid in shares of Preferred Stock, with the number of shares and the amount based on specified criteria being achieved during the year 2021. The actual amount will be settled in early 2022 based on the achievement of the specified criteria. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an expense of approximately $ was recorded for these bonuses based on the value of the shares at the grant date and recognized over the service period. The portion of the stock compensation expense to be used for the payment of withholding and payroll taxes is included in accrued compensation in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The balance of the stock compensation expense has been recorded as additional paid-in capital.
DISCLOSURE OF SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS BY SHARE-BASED PAYMENT AWARD
The total outstanding and unvested common stock RSUs at September 30, 2021 are classified as equity.
Stock-based compensation expense
The Company recognizes compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the total requisite service period for the entire award. For stock awards classified as equity, the market price of our common stock or preferred stock on the date of grant is used in recording the fair value of the award and includes the related taxes. For stock awards classified as a liability, the earned amount is marked to market based on the end of period common stock price. The liability for the cash-settled awards was approximately $559,000 and $976,000 at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and is included in accrued compensation in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
SCHEDULE OF EMPLOYEE SERVICE SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION, ALLOCATION OF RECOGNIZED PERIOD COSTS
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
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