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

June 08

West Virginia Medicaid Holds Public Forums on American Rescue Plan Funds for Home and Community-Based Services!

Bureau for Medical Services will host public forums to seek input on use of federal American Rescue Plan funds for Home and Community-Based Services ... More
Feb. 18

Long-Term Rate Care Setting Update!

During 2020, the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services had a change in appraisal vendors. Due to COVID-19, the new vendor had to update the appraisals using a virtual approach. ... More
April 27

Attention Podiatry Providers!

Effective April 1, 2021, the specialty Podiatry was added to the following ... More
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