Capitation Definition

kăpĭ-tāshən
noun
A tax or fee of so much per head; payment per capita.
Webster's New World
A poll tax.
American Heritage Medicine
The practice of prepaying doctors, etc. in a capitated healthcare plan.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
The amount of the prepayment in such a plan.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Capitation

Noun

Singular:
capitation
Plural:
capitations

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

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