The DoHS approves Highmark Health Options West Virginia as MCO for State Medicaid Beneficiaries


​​​The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) approved the Highmark Health Options West Virginia  application to become a Managed Care Organization (MCO) option for Medicaid eligible West Virginians. Highmark Health Options West Virginia Blue Cro​ss and Blue Shield-branded health plans will be an option for West Virginia Medicaid beneficiaries beginning in June, for a July 1, 2024 coverage date.

“This partnership is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the well-being of West Virginians,” said Cindy Beane, DoHS Bureau for Medical Services Commissioner. “It signifies our continued commitment to ensuring comprehensive and accessible health services for our Medicaid members and fostering a healthier tomorrow for all.”

Highmark Health Options West Virginia's parent company, Highmark Inc. (Highmark), has over a 30-year history serving Medicaid enrollees. Highmark, one of the 10 largest health insurers in the United States, currently cares for more than 500,000 Medicaid beneficiaries across three states. For more information regarding this announcement, please click here.​ ​​

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