• Member Spotlight

    The goal of the West Virginia Medicaid Program is to provide quality healthcare services to more than 550,000 West Virginians every year. Medicaid members include women and children, individuals who are 65 or older or who have a disability and individuals who make up to 138% of the federal poverty level. The spotlight will showcase a participant who has received Medicaid services and whose life has changed because of being able to access the healthcare system. More

  • Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Waiver

    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of a 1115 Waiver to treat substance abuse disorder (SUD). ... More

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services (BMS), is the designated single state agency responsible for the administration of the State's Medicaid program. BMS provides access to appropriate health care for Medicaid-eligible individuals.

Authorized under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid is an entitlement program financed by the state and federal governments and administered by the states. The West Virginia Medicaid program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).
Federal financial assistance is provided to states for coverage of medical services for specific groups of citizens.

Mission Statement

 The Bureau for Medical Services is committed to administering the Medicaid Program, while maintaining accountability for the use of resources, in a way that assures access to appropriate, medically necessary, and quality health care services for all members; provide these services in a user friendly manner to providers and members alike; and focus on the future by providing preventive care programs.

News & Announcements

Jan. 18

DHHR to Begin Phase One of the Federal Waiver to Treat Substance Use

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced Medicaid recipients will begin receiving the first phast of new services under the West Virginia 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver ... More
Dec. 22

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services Begin in January

Chapter 504 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver Services Manual, including coverage of Methadone Medication Assisted Treatment; ... More
Oct. 26

IDDW Education Training

The West Virginia DHHR, BMSwill be conducting education training on the new Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver Education Training on the New Budget Methodology and Service Authorization Process. ... More

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