capitated

adjective
cap·​i·​tat·​ed | \ ˈka-pə-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce capitated (audio) \

Definition of capitated

: of, relating to, participating in, or being a health-care system in which a medical provider is given a set fee per patient (as by an HMO) regardless of treatment required

First Known Use of capitated

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capitated

back-formation from capitation

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The first known use of capitated was in 1983

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“Capitated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitated. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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capitated

adjective
cap·​i·​tat·​ed | \ ˈkap-ə-ˌtāt-əd How to pronounce capitated (audio) \

Medical Definition of capitated

: of, relating to, participating in, or being a health-care system in which a medical provider is given a set fee per patient (as by an HMO) regardless of the treatment required

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