Attention Nursing Facilities Administrators! Optional State Assessment information now available!


​​Beginning October 1, 2023, the standard Minimum Data Set (MDS) items necessary for resident classification under a Resource Utilization Group (RUG) based acuity system will no longer be available. Effective October 1, 2023, as the transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is ongoing, the Bureau for Medical Services has agreed to implement the Optional State Assessment (OSA ) to continue collecting the MDS items necessary for West Virginia specific RUGs classification. To view the OSA notification to nursing facilities administrators, please click on the link below: 

Optional State Assessment Adoption Notifi​cation State Medical Director's Letter 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) at 304-558-1700.
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