• 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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    Choose the best health plan and doctor for you and your family. More



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

Sept. 10

Providers Must Enroll to Prescribe for Medicaid Members

On and after October 17, 2018, West Virginia Medicaid will begin to deny all claims for prescriptions written by any prescriber not enrolled with West Virginia Medicaid. This includes advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants ... More
Aug. 29

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announces Child Welfare and Foster Youth Public Forum Dates and Locations.

The purpose of these forums will be to collect stakeholder comments and suggetions about recent child welfare reform efforts and care management coordination ... More
June 29

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to Begin Phase Two of Federal Waiver to Treat Substance Use on July 1, 2018.

The new services for Medicaid enrollees will begin on July 1, 2018 and are part of an ongoing effort of Governor Jim Justices's Administration to provide a continuum of care designed to treat substance use issues. ... More

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