Capitation meaning

kăpĭ-tāshən
A poll tax.
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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.
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A tax or fee of so much per head; payment per capita.
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A poll tax.
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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.
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Performing a headcount; the counting of people.
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A system of remuneration for providers of health care, in which providers enroll patients as permanent clients and receive a fixed periodic payment for each enrollee.
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Origin of capitation

  • Late Latin capitātiō capitātiōn- from Latin caput capit- head kaput- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin capitationem, from caput (“head”).

    From Wiktionary