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.


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


 Positron Emission Tomography Standards

The Certificate of Need Standards for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) were signed by the Governor on September 11, 2018. 


The West Virginia Health Care Authority issued an Order dated August 15, 2018, declaring a moratorium upon the processing of applications for heart transplant services.  This moratorium shall continue until the development of State Health Plan Standards for evaluating these applications, or one hundred eighty (180) days from the declaration of this moratorium, whichever is less.

 ICF/IID Standards and Need Methodology


The Certificate of Need Standards for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) were signed by the Governor on July 24, 2018. The ICF/IID Need Methodology has been calculated by the Health Care Authority.  Please click the links below to see the ICF/IID Standards and the ICF/IID Need Methodology.  Letters of Intent for the development of an ICF/IID will be accepted by the Health Care Authority beginning on September 6, 2018.

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