Last week we posted about the advent of onerous new reporting rules for product liability defendants with respect to Medicare Secondary Payor matters, courtesy of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007.

Apparently the government shares at least some of our apprehensions. We recently received a heads up from Alphie Nelson at Watten Discoe that implementation of the reporting requirements has been postponed by the government for several months.

This is only a stay of execution, not a pardon, folks, so use the time to make sure you’re ready.