West Virginia Health Care Authority

The HCA Mission


The Health Care Authority administers programs primarily to constrain the rising cost of health care and to assure reasonable access to necessary and quality health services.

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The West Virginia Health Care Authority Operations:

  • Regulates acute care hospital rates as well as need for capital expenditures of covered services for health facilities through the rate review and certificate of need (CON) programs.
  • Provides financial assistance by administering the Rural Health Systems Program and other hospital assistance grant programs.
  • Houses the West Virginia Health Information Network to lead the state electronic health exchange initiative.
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates health care financial and clinical data to assess utilization, access, costs, and quality.

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