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1. A poll tax.
2. 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.

[Late Latin capitātiō, capitātiōn-, from Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cap′i·tate′ v.
cap′i·ta′tive adj.
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1. (Economics) a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per head
2. (Banking & Finance) capitation grant a grant of money given to every person who qualifies under certain conditions
3. (Statistics) the process of assessing or numbering by counting heads
[C17: from Late Latin capitātiō, from Latin caput head]
ˈcapitative adj
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(ˌkæp ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

1. a poll tax.
2. a fee or payment of a uniform amount for each person.
[1605–15; (< French) < Late Latin capitātiō= Latin capit-, s. of caput head + -ātiō -ation]
cap′i•ta`tive, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitation - a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
poll tax - a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
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A. N (= act) → capitación f; (= tax) → impuesto m por cabeza
B. CPD capitation grant Nsubvención f por capitación
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nKopfsteuer f
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n capitación f, sistema m de seguro médico en el cual se les paga a los proveedores una cantidad fija por persona asegurada
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As if all this is not enough burden on mwananchi, they have now gone ahead to award themselves Sh250,000 per member per month. This new allowance was done illegally without the approval of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, which is mandated to approve such perks.
The first and fourth quarters' ambulatory care encounters per member per month (PMPM) were reduced by more than 0.06 encounters PMPM from 2013 to 2014 (see Table 1).
The AAFP would like to see a move away from those G codes, substituting a per member per month fee instead, he said.
Under the package, a group of 10 members can enjoy free mobile calls within the group for about DH29 ($7.8) per member per month, said a statement.
Failure to make the annual filing subjects the LLC to a penalty of $18 per member per month up to a maximum of 12 months.
A previous study examining Florida's Medicaid's Demonstration compared per member per month (PMPM) expenditures in the Demonstration counties with those in non-Demonstration counties 2 years after implementation and found no significant impact of the Demonstration on PMPM expenditures (Harman et al.
For Medicare patients, the initiative includes a risk-adjusted care coordination payment that ranges from $8 to $40 per member per month, depending on the complexity of the patient.
The insurer developed the new plan with feedback from customers and after evaluating the total medical expense of care per member per month at UMass, said David T.
A majority of hospitals in payer partnerships receive either a financial grant or additional reimbursement per member per month to employ these new coordinators in the provider setting.
Efficiency also improved, with inpatient per member per month decreasing 15 percent compared to 10 percent increases for patients who did not participate in the medical home.
And while "the approximate cost of $0.16 per member per month for the operation of the program is by no means insignificant....