CMS has announced that it is extending its partial ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code freeze to reflect enactment of legislation (the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014) that prevents the agency from adopting ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Under the new schedule, on October 1, 2014 there will be only limited code updates to both the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code sets to capture new technologies and diseases. On October 1, 2015 (the new compliance date for ICD-10 reporting), there will be only limited updates to ICD-10 code sets to capture new technologies and diagnoses; there will be no updates to ICD-9-CM since it will no longer be used for reporting. On October 1, 2016, regular updates to ICD-10 will begin.