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.
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, 2020Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Fee Schedule March 18, 20202020 Spring Provider Workshops Cancelled March 17, 2020ACT Services March 17, 2020Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic (FQHC/RHC) Services March 17, 2020Intermediate Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) March 17, 2020Nursing Home and Intermediate Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) March 17, 2020Prescription (Rx) Max Script Days Limit Change March 17, 2020Personal Care Services (PCS) March 17, 2020Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) March 17, 2020Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver (IDDW) March 17, 2020Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBIW) March 17, 2020 Telehealth Services March 17, 2020Non-Emergent E&M Visits through Telehealth Modality March 13, 2020Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) March 10, 2020