CMS delays Medicare doctor pay lower until after congressional recess ‘Doctors slated to possess their Medicare reimbursements trim 21 % on April 1 got a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Solutions, which is delaying lowered payments until after Congress reconvenes,’ Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports guidelines . CMS ‘has ordered that claims submitted on or after April 1 be kept for an added 10 days before being paid, said spokesman Peter Ashkenaz. That’s along with the 14 days the Baltimore-based CMS usually holds claims. April 12 Your choice delays scheduled reductions in Medicare payments until after Congress reconvenes.