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

Nov. 21

Notice of Privacy Incident

information on the Notice of Privacy Incident, ... More
Nov. 16

Attention West Virginia Medicaid Waiver Members! WVU Health Affairs Institute and the DHHR Seek Extended Telehealth Pilot Participants!

The Extended Telehealth Pilot provides West Virginians with six months of free telehealth services, in addition to current care, within their homes ... More
Nov. 01

Important Rate Settings Announcement for Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics!

Effective September 1, 2023, Myers and Stauffer LC will be responsible for the following processes related to FQHC and RHC rate setting ... More
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