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 Human Services (DoHS​).
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

April 12

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds Review Important Announcment

ureau for Medical Services (BMS) will begin performing reviews of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds paid out to each provider and how each provider spent the funds. ... More
April 12

Temporary Special Enrollment Period for Consumers Losing Medicaid or Children's health Insurance Program (CHIP) Coverage

enter for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a temporary Marketplace Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for qualified individuals and their families losing Medicaid or CHIP coverage ... More
March 19

Spring 2024 Provider Workshops Registration is now open!

West Virginia Medicaid Vendors will be conducting virtual workshops throughout the State from Tuesday, April 16, 2024 until Thursday, April 25, 2024 ... More
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