WV Bureau for Medical Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Sept. 28

Attention Medicaid Members! Medical Card Delay Alert!

there will be a slight delay receiving the October cards due to a printing issue ... More
Sept. 16

Governor Justice Signs House Bill 302 into Law!

In compliance with House Bill 302, effective September 13, 2022 ... More
Sept. 08

Important Update! 12-Month Postpartum Coverage Approved for West Virginia and Indiana!

As part of the American Rescue Plan and the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to strengthen maternal health coverage, up to 15,000 additional members from both states will now be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP for a full year after pregnancy. ... More
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