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

Nov. 21
Notice of Privacy Incident​
Information on the Notice of Privacy Incident, ... Mo​​​re​​

Feb. 20

Bureau for Medical Services Employment Opportunity!

Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) has the following job opening available ... More
Jan. 24

Attention Residential Adult Services Providers! Substance Use Disorder Services Recertification Important Announcement

Acentra (formally Kepro) will begin the recertification process for substance use disorder (SUD) residential adult services ... More
Jan. 17

The DoHS approves Highmark Health Options West Virginia as MCO for State Medicaid Beneficiaries

Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) approved the Highmark Health Options West Virginia application to become a Managed Care Organization (MCO) option for Medicaid eligible West Virginians. ... More
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