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


 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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