• Welcome to our new website!

    We have been working for several months to redesign our site to make it easier for you to use and to ensure the most up-to-date information as possible is on our site. There are a couple of items to bring to your attention which is different than the old site. We hope you find this new site easy to use and if you have any feedback for us please feel free to contact us. More

  • Behavioral Health Services

    Behavioral Health Services are moving into Mountain Health Trust (Managed Care) on July 1, 2015. Individuals who receive Medicaid services through a Managed Care Organization (MCO) will begin to receive any needed behavioral health services through their MCO. ... More

  • Medicaid Expansion

    Individuals who are part of the Medicaid Expansion population will begin receiving information about WV Health Bridge ...Your HealthCare Connection (Managed Care) after July 1, 2015. Members will first receive information regarding the four Managed Care Organization (MCO) plans so they can choose the one that provides the services they need ... More


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

June 08


During the recent public comment period, the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) received many comments and questions on the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver (I/DDW) program. ... More
June 08

News Feed

If you subscribed to our News Feed on the former Bureau for Medical Services website, you need to re-subscript. The subscriptions did not transfer from the old site. You can subscribe either under News and Announcements or Public Notices. ... More
May 26
Attention Medical Providers

House Bill 2568 Effective May 26, 2015

House Bill 2568 becomes effective on May 26, 2015 and prohibits West Virginia licensed physicians from terminating pregnancies when the fetus reaches a gestational age of 20 weeks after fertilization ... More

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