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capitation

noun cap·i·ta·tion \ˌka-pə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of CAPITATION

1
:  a direct uniform tax imposed on each head or person :  poll tax
2
:  a uniform per capita payment or fee
3
:  a capitated health-care system
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Origin of CAPITATION

Late Latin capitation-, capitatio poll tax, from Latin capit-, caput
First Known Use: 1641
Medical Dictionary

capitation

noun cap·i·ta·tion \ˌkap-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of CAPITATION

1
:  a fixed per capita payment made periodically to a medical service provider (as a physician) by a managed care group (as an HMO) in return for medical care provided to enrolled individuals
2
:  a capitated health-care system

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