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

March 12

West Virginia Medicaid Pharmacy Savings Report is Now Available!

The Actuarial Assessment of the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 ... More
March 04

2019 Spring Provider Workshops Registration Information is Now Available!

Please join us at the 2019 Spring Provider Workshops so you and your staff will be aware of upcoming developments which may impact your practice/organization. ... More
Feb. 25

The Bureau for Medical Services Announces Behavioral Health Services Reimbursement Rate Changes

Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) is pleased to announce a change to the reimbursement rate(s) for the ... More
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