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

Feb. 18

Adult Dental Benefit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers are Now Available!

you have questions about your West Virginia Medicaid Adult Benefit, get your answers with the ... More
Dec. 21

Attention Adult Dental Program Providers!

Beginning January 1, 2021, services classified as diagnostic, preventative, and restorative in nature will require authorization prior to services ... More
Dec. 17

Attention Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Providers!

Effective January 1, 2021, providers will no longer be required to obtain a physician (Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine ... More
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