- a tax or fee of so much per head; payment per capita
- the practice of prepaying doctors, etc. in a capitated healthcare plan
- the amount of the prepayment in such a plan
Origin of capitationLate Latin capitatio from Classical Latin caput, head
- A poll tax.
- A payment or fee of a fixed amount per person, such as one remitted at regular intervals to a medical provider by a managed care organization for an enrolled patient.
Origin of capitationLate Latin capitātiō capitātiōn- from Latin caput capit- head ; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.