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


 Public Comment Announcement


In accordance with Senate Bill 537, the West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled the following public hearings to seek comments regarding the provision of hospice services in West Virginia:

July 9, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Morgantown Public Library

373 Spruce Street

Morgantown WV 26505

Meeting Room A 

July 16, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.          

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Beckley)

410 Neville Street

Beckley, WV 25801

Administration and Extension Services Building, Room AEX-B 100 

July 24, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

West Virginia Health Care Authority

100 Dee Drive, Suite 201

Charleston, WV 25311

Large Conference Room 

Any person wishing to make comments but is unable to attend any of the three public hearings may submit written comments to Barbara Skeen, Interim Executive Director, West Virginia Health Care Authority, 100 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 or via email at Barbara.I.Skeen@wv.gov. Public comments must be received by July 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 


 Critical Access Hospitals Rule

The West Virginia Health Care Authority has scheduled a public comment period to receive comments on the rule establishing specific standards and procedures to provide for the designation of a critical access hospital as a community outpatient medical center pursuant to W. Va. Code § 16-5B-14.

              Critical Access Hospitals Rule 

Written comments may be submitted to April Robertson, General Counsel, One Davis Square, Suite 100, East, Charleston, WV 25301 or via email at april.l.robertson@wv.gov.  Comments must be received no later than July 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  
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