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

Aug. 05

Fall Provider Workshops Registration Information is Now Available!

Please join us at the 2019 Fall Provider Workshops so you and your staff will be aware of upcoming developments ... More
July 10

West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) Important Update!

The West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) will not be moving into Managed Care ... More
June 26

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver Services to be covered by Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) beginning July 1, 2019!

On July 1, 2019, all Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver services, except for Opioid Treatment Programs (Methadone), will be covered by ... More
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