• 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

July 30

50th Anniversary of Medicaid

July 30, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Medicare and Medicaid. ... More
July 30

Living Well - Promoting Preventive Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launches new Living Well - Promoting Preventive Services toolkit. ... More
July 20

No Wrong Door Virtual Listening Session

The Bureau for Medical Services, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, the Bureau of Senior Services and the West Virginia Developmental Council were awarded a federal grant to ensure ... More

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