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. 20

Bureau for Medical Services Job Announcement!

Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) following position is now available ... More
Aug. 25

Attention Nursing Facilities Administrators! Optional State Assessment information now available!

​Beginning October 1, 2023, the standard Minimum Data Set (MDS) items necessary for resident classification under a Resource Utilization Group (RUG) based acuity system will no longer be available. ... More
Aug. 21

Attention Providers! West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program Benefit Transition Announcement!

the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) will also cover the same Medicaid benefits that are provided to children and pregnant women under the Medicaid State Plan ... More
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