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DHHR’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Receives Data Mining Authorization
08/18/2017
DHHR Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today announced the approval of a waiver that will allow it to conduct data mining activities designed to detect Medicaid fraud. The waiver was awarded by the U.S. Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. ...more
Nursing Home Employee Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud, Financial Exploitation of Patients
08/18/2017
DHHR Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today announced that Mary Jane Brown of Belington was sentenced subsequent to conviction on multiple felony counts in Randolph County Circuit Court, including Medicaid fraud, financial exploitation and fraudulent schemes. ...more
Johnson to Lead Newly Created Office to Combat Substance Abuse
08/17/2017
​West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today appointed Jim Johnson as director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy. ...more
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
08/15/2017
The WV DHHR Bureau for Public Health will hold the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Charleston’s Erma Byrd Gallery. ...more
DHHR Announces More than $1.6 Million in Funding to Expand Substance Use Treatment and Services
08/10/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) today announced $1.6 million in funding for three substance use disorder programs across the state. ...more
Top Health and Education Officials Promote National Immunization Awareness Month
08/07/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Department of Education are joining partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. ...more
Welch Community Hospital to Continue Non-Emergent OB-GYN Services
07/06/2017
DHHR announced, effective today, Welch Community Hospital will begin contracting with a physician group from Beckley, West Virginia, to provide non-emergent Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) services. ...more
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Named
06/29/2017
Today, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health announced the members of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board....more
School Clothing Voucher Applications Accepted through July 31, 2017
06/28/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting applications for school clothing vouchers on Monday, July 3, 2017 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
Secretary Crouch Comments on Jackie Withrow Hospital and Other Similar DHHR-Owned Facilities
06/23/2017
Today, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch issued the following statement:...more
Secretary Crouch Comments on the Impact of Senate Bill (SB) 1013 on Vulnerable West Virginians
06/14/2017
Today, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch issued the following statement on SB 1013:...more
DHHR’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Announces Indictments
06/01/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) today announced the indictment of several individuals and a corporation in Berkeley County on charges of Medicaid fraud and fraudulent schemes. ...more
DHHR Announces New WIC Income Guidelines
05/25/2017
DHHR's Office of Nutrition Services today announced new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)....more
Health Officials Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week
04/26/2017
DHHR today celebrated National Infant Immunization Week at My Family Preschool and Child Care Center in Hurricane to encourage parents of infants to schedule an immunization check-up for their child. ...more
DHHR Announces Closure of Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
04/25/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Emergency Assistance Program (LIEAP) will no longer be accepted after Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ...more
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