• 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

Sept. 28

State Heath Care Payers Moving to ICD-10

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remind all healthcare providers that new coding procedures will be required on October 1, 2015. ... More
Sept. 25
Updated Information as of September 18, 2015

Revalidation Notice for Phases 1 through 10 Medicaid Providers

This notice is to reach providers from Phases 1 through 10 who have not initiated re-enrollment/revalidation or who started but have not completed the process. ... More
Sept. 25

The most recent ICD-10-Highlights are now available for Providers

The most recent ICD-10-Highlights are now available for Providers ... More

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