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

 Home Health Need Methodology

The Home Health Need Methodology has been updated.  The updated Need Methodology can be found here: https://dev-hca.wv.gov/certificateofneed/Documents/HHNM.pdf


Pursuant to W. Va. Code § 16-2D-3(a)(3), the Authority is required to adjust the expenditure minimum annually and publish an update of the amount on or before December 31 of each year.  The expenditure minimum adjustment shall be based on the DRI inflation index. The DRI inflation index as of December 31, 2020 is 2.0%. 

The capital expenditure minimum for calendar year 2021 is $5,618,381.

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