capitation capitation

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person

Usage(s):

  1. Today capitation governs half his practice.
  2. If Health Net does decide to cancel a contract, it can exercise another clause that allows it to reduce sharply the flow of capitation revenue well before the notice period ends.

News

  • The absolute case for relative value units

    Fee-for-service methodologies, especially relative-value units (RVUs), keep creeping back into alternative payment models like capitation.  Maybe we should take the hint and adapt RVUs to the new environment rather than throwing them out the window. That’s the essential message of a persuasive Perspective by Erick Stecker and Steven Schroeder in the latest New England Journal of […]
    on November 23, 2013     Source: MedCity News

Quotes

  1. "We are very serious about it (capitation fee). This is destroying our education system," Sibal told a press conference.
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Kapil Sibal Source: NDTV.com

  2. "We did a study of the cost of running a typical 100-student school and compared that cost to the capitation grant we would receive," said John Curran of the IPPN.
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: John Curran Source: Irish Independent

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