capitation fee

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capitation fee UK US noun [C] FINANCE, GOVERNMENT
in the UK, a payment or charge that is made for each patient in a particular area or each student in a school: »

The basic idea is that patients pay a flat-rate capitation fee to a health-care organisation that is then responsible for providing necessary treatment.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fee — A fixed amount or a percentage of an underwriting or principal. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * fee fee [fiː] noun 1. [countable] COMMERCE an amount of money paid to a professional person or organization for their services: • If you want… …   Financial and business terms

  • capitation — cap·i·ta·tion /ˌka pə tā shən/ n [Late Latin capitatio, from Latin caput head] 1: a direct uniform tax imposed on each head or person: poll tax no capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid U.S. Constitution art. I 2: a unif …   Law dictionary

  • capitation — ► NOUN ▪ the payment of a fee or grant to a doctor, school, etc., the amount being determined by the number of patients, pupils, etc. ORIGIN Latin, from caput head …   English terms dictionary

  • capitation — [kap΄i tā′shən] n. [LL capitatio < L caput, HEAD] a tax or fee of so much per head; payment per capita: see also POLL TAX …   English World dictionary

  • capitation — n. 1 a tax or fee at a set rate per person. 2 the levying of such a tax or fee. Phrases and idioms: capitation grant a grant of a sum calculated from the number of people to be catered for, esp. in education. Etymology: F capitation or LL… …   Useful english dictionary

  • capitation — capitative, adj. /kap i tay sheuhn/, n. 1. a numbering or assessing by the head. 2. a poll tax. 3. a fee or payment of a uniform amount for each person. [1605 15; ( < F) < LL capitation (s. of capitatio), equiv. to L capit (s. of caput) head +… …   Universalium

  • Capitation — In U.S. health services, capitation refers to a fixed "per capita" amount that is paid to a hospital, clinic or doctor for each person served. * * * A system of medical reimbursement wherein the provider is paid an annual fee per… …   Medical dictionary

  • capitation — noun Etymology: Late Latin capitation , capitatio poll tax, from Latin capit , caput Date: 1641 1. a direct uniform tax imposed on each head or person ; poll tax 2. a uniform per capita payment or fee 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capitation — noun the payment of a fee or grant to a doctor, school, etc., the amount being determined by the number of patients, pupils, etc. Origin C17 (denoting the counting of heads): from late L. capitatio poll tax , from caput head …   English new terms dictionary

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