Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alerts and Updates


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2.The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Since then, tens of thousands of confirmed cases have been reported, predominantly in China but in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations may change. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.
For additional information, please visit CDC's Situation Summary, view States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC, or call DHHR's COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.
Due to World Health Organization declaring Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) is allowing the following:

West Virginia 1135 Flexibilities Approval Letter March 31, 2020
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Residential Adult Services (RAS) Precautions  March 30, 2020
Community Psychiatric Support Treatment Providers COVID-19 Precautions March 26, 2020
Uninsured Testing Treatment COVID Precautions March 26, 2020
Pharmacy Non-Medicaid Coverage March 26, 2020
Telehealth COVID-19 Educational Handout March 26, 2020
Telehealth Modality for Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapy  March 20, 2020
CMS Approval of WV 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waivers Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K March 19, 2020
Psychological Testing Services  March 19, 2020
BMS COVID 19 Testing Provider Announcement 
March 19, 2020
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Fee Schedule March 18, 2020
2020 Spring Provider Workshops Cancelled March 17, 2020
ACT Services  March 17, 2020
Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic (FQHC/RHC) Services March 17, 2020
Intermediate Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) March 17, 2020
Nursing Home and Intermediate Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) March 17, 2020
Prescription (Rx) Max Script Days Limit Change March 17, 2020
Personal Care Services (PCS) March 17, 2020
Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) March 17, 2020
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver (IDDW) March 17, 2020
Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBIW) March 17, 2020
Telehealth Services March 17, 2020
Non-Emergent E&M Visits through Telehealth Modality      March 13, 2020
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)  March 10, 2020

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