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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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HARIPUR/PARACHINAR -- The doctors, paramedics and other staff of the District Headquarters Teaching Hospital, Haripur, continued boycott of work on the second consecutive day on Saturday to protest delay in payment of allowance from the capitation fee that the hospital received from a private medical college for offering teaching services to its students.
The school never collects any capitation fee for admission but imparts free education to deserving students.
Back in the late 1980s and 1990s, some large group physician practices tried to simplify the process of administering health care by agreeing to manage all care for patients in exchange for a flat fee, or capitation fee, for each patient served.
Also, Ohio's Medicaid managed care plans pay PFK a monthly capitation fee based on their patients' age and sex, and PFK keeps whatever they don't spend on their patients.
PGF's biggest source of regular income, which unlike the PSB grants keeps increasing every year is the capitation fee, which the clubs all over the country pay to the PGF.
Effect of the three scenarios of capitation fee on after-income tax of GPs Adjustment proposed Current turnover R1 500 588 Current income R799 282 All expenses R701 717 Staffing expenses R 197 323 [right arrow] 560% R1 301 784 more Operational expenses R 206 164 [right arrow] 100% R 206 164 more Other expenses (tax) R 298 230 [right arrow] Variable Investment costs [right arrow] 100% R 701 717 Total new expenses all expenses R2 209 665 Table 3.
New Delhi, June 5 ( ANI ): Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hailed the proposed Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering courses from 2013, saying this would put an end to the capitation fee process in various colleges.
The question is whether we need children who would use their innate ability to think of a career path with strong value-based academic credentials and deep-rooted knowledge or someone who would live in a comfort zone dreaming of the NRI capitation fee option for the future.
Hours before the CBI officials took him for questioning from the temple precincts, IT officials, who have launched a state-wide raid against medical and engineering colleges which take capitation fee, seized Rs 13 crore cash from Adhi Parasakthi Medical college.
During the time-period covered by our study, FP income was determined by a national contract whose main element was a capitation fee for each patient on the FP's list.
In the Presbyterian Church of Wales we pay to our central office a capitation fee on each member of pounds 159 (next year pounds 162) for administration, including ministers and central office staff salaries, ministers and widows' pensions, home and overseas mission work.
In its submission to the report of the After Hours Primary Health Care Working Party, the college suggests this could be subsidised by nurses being funded on an equivalent basis to GPs, through capitation fee or a fee for service, as well as through Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) payments.