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CAPITATION. A poll tax; an imposition which is yearly laid on each person according to his estate and ability.
     2. The Constitution of the United States provides that "no capitation, or other direct tax, shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census, or enumeration, therein before directed to be taken." Art. 1, s. 9, n. 4. See 3 Dall. 171; 5 Wheat. 317.

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A* If any school would be found charging capitation fee--directly or indirectly in any form-- it shall be punishable for fine up to 10 times of the capitation fee or `5 lakh, whichever is more.
Medicare has implemented capitation payments in its managed care product, Medicare Advantage.
Sometimes the HMO offers this reporting service to the provider as part of the capitation arrangement.
The success of capitation requires not only a reduction in the level of spending, but also a reduction in the rate of spending growth.
From the inception of these programs and until January 1, 2000, capitation payment rates have been based on combinations of the demographic characteristics, age, sex, prepaid program, region, institutional status, Medicare coverage status, pregnancy status, parental status, and family income.
Capitation is a statistical and, more specifically, actuarial tool.
Using the financial proforma model, sensitivity analysis can be undertaken on key assumptions that drive financial performance, such as the Medicare and Medicaid capitation rates, enrollment growth, and rate of nursing home admissions.
One way out is for hospital systems to embrace capitation and try to capture the margin of arbitrage.
Some 78 percent of respondents to the 2000 Capitation Survey report that they are either seeking more capitation or are maintaining their current level of risk agreements.
Capitation does have a future, but it will have to evolve as different markets continue to evolve.
10] The patient's attorney argued that such a referral would have cost the physicians more than $1,000 because the patient was insured under a capitation program.