The West Virginia Health Care Authority is responsible for the
collection of information required under the W. Va. Code § 16-29B-24.
Originally, only hospitals and nursing homes were required to submit
financial disclosure until there was an amendment in 1991 that added
kidney disease treatment centers, ambulatory health care facilities,
ambulatory surgical facilities, home health agencies, rehabilitation
facilities, health maintenance organizations, behavioral health centers,
and related organizations. In 1996, hospice facilities were added.
In 2017, the legislature made significant changes to the financial
disclosure requirements. The following types of health care providers
are required to submit financial disclosure: hospitals; behavioral
health facilities; kidney disease treatment centers, including a
free-standing hemodialysis unit; ambulatory health care facilities;
ambulatory surgical facilities; home health agencies; rehabilitation
facilities; community mental health or intellectual disability
facilities, whether under public or private ownership or as a profit or
nonprofit organization and whether or not licensed or required to be
licensed, in whole or in part, by the state; and, community-based
primary care centers.
Skilled nursing facilities and hospice agencies are no longer required
to submit financial disclosure. Related organizations are only required
to submit if requested to do so by the Authority.
Please see the tab entitled “Disclosure Requirements” for the updated financial disclosure requirements.
The financial disclosure information is used in the Certificate of Need
program pursuant to the review of an application. All of the information
collected is available for public inspection, with the exception of any
UB data that directly or indirectly identify patients.
Most documents are available on the Authority's on-line document management system.