HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that “HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).” Under the January 2009 final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard, the compliance date was set for October 1, 2013; CMS has not yet released its new compliance date. The implementation delay is a result of concerns in the provider community regarding the administrative burdens associated with compliance.