West Virginia Health Care Authority

The HCA Mission


The West Virginia Health Care Authority works to:
  • Protect Citizens from unreasonable increases in the cost of healthcare services;
  • Promote appropriate distribution of quality health care services;
  • Promote the financial viability of the healthcare delivery system; and,
  • Assure the collection, analysis and dissemination of health related information to citizens, providers, policy makers and other customers.


Vision

All West Virginians will have appropriate access to a continuum of affordable, quality, coordinated healthcare services.


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Welcome to the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s Website.

The West Virginia Health Care Authority Operations:

  • Regulates the need for capital expenditures of covered services for health facilities through the certificate of need (CON) program. 
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates health care financial and clinical data to assess utilization, access, costs, and quality.

News and Announcements

 

 Moratorium

 
The West Virginia Health Care Authority issued an Order dated June 6, 2018, declaring a moratorium upon the processing of applications for the development or other establishment of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.  This moratorium shall continue until the development of State Health Plan Standards for evaluating Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities have been signed and approved.
 

 Cooperative Agreement Rule Public Comment

 
The West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled a public comment period to receive comments on the rule implementing the provisions of the cooperative agreement approval and compliance requirements of W. Va. Code § 16-29B-28. 

            ·         Cooperative Agreement Rule 

Written comments may be submitted to Cindy Dellinger, General Counsel, One Davis Square, Suite 100 East, Charleston, WV 25301 or via email at cynthia.h.dellinger@wv.gov.  Comments must be received no later than July 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
 

 CON Standards Public Comment

 

The West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled a public comment period to receive comments on the following proposed Certificate of Need Standards:

·       Hospice Services

Comments may be submitted to Barbara Skeen, Director of Certificate of Need, West Virginia Health Care Authority, 100 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 or via email at bskeen@hcawv.org.  Comments must be received no later than close of business on August 6, 2018.

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