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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.


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


(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.
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


A. N (= act) → capitación f; (= tax) → impuesto m por cabeza
B. CPD capitation grant Nsubvención f por capitación


nKopfsteuer f


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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No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
The ALTCS capitation payment is an example of a single rate derived from a blend of several components: institutional costs, HCBS costs, the mix of HCBS and institutional costs, and other costs (acute care, behavioral health care, case management, administration, and profit).
Core capitation systems focus on supporting four key management processes: benefit plan and eligibility; provider network management; authorizations and referrals; and claim and capitation payment.
She doesn't like the capitation rate, or fee, that L.
In exchange for these services, the HMO pays Montelair a full monthly capitation payment.
com/research/904a3b/utilization_manage) has announced the addition of the "Utilization Management & Capitation Strategies - 2009 Edition" report to their offering.
MCPs are reimbursed on a capitated basis with capitation rates prepared in accordance with federal regulations, at 42 CFR 438.
ost parents are fretting over the high capitation fees demanded by privately managed professional colleges.
Some of these studies reported that reimbursement by capitation was associated with lower costs compared with fee for service (FFS) (Manning et al.
The greatest concern for current and future PACE sites lies in HCFA's decision about how to risk-adjust the Medicare capitation.
Managed-care tools, such as capitation and financial incentives that are given to doctors to limit such activities as the number of tests they order, have had mixed results in controlling the supply side of health care, experts said.