• Member Spotlight

    The goal of the West Virginia Medicaid Program is to provide quality healthcare services to more than 550,000 West Virginians every year. Medicaid members include women and children, individuals who are 65 or older or who have a disability and individuals who make up to 138% of the federal poverty level. The spotlight will showcase a participant who has received Medicaid services and whose life has changed because of being able to access the healthcare system. More

  • Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Waiver

    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) has applied for a 1115 Waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to address substance abuse disorder (SUD). ... More

  • Mountain Health Trust

    Several changes are coming to the West Virginia Medicaid Mountain Health Trust program (managed care) during 2016 and 2017. 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

May 02

Non-Emergency Transportation Gas Mileage Change

The gas mileage reimbursement rate for non-emergency transportation (NEMT) will be reduced from 54 cents to 47 cents per mile for all trips made on or after June 1, 2017. ... More
April 29

DME Benefit Update

Effective May 1, 2017, WV Medicaid will cover HCPCS Code T4535 “disposable liner/shield/guard/pad undergarment for incontinence ... More
Feb. 28

2017 Spring Provider Workshops Register Now

​Registration for the 2017 Spring Provider Workshops is now open for all Medicaid providers and their staff. ... More

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