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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One article reported: "The study showed that the capitation practices reported fewer sick patients, and more patients enrolled in the practices compared to enhanced FFS [fee-for-service] models." (2)
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.
"This year, the number of schools that qualify for capitation grant , has increased tremendously.
The transition to capitation would take some time as integrated health care delivery systems learn to manage capitation with improved information management systems and reeducation of physicians whose mindset is rooted firmly in the fee-for-service environment.
Because the providers receive capitation payments for members to cover most fixed costs, reimbursements should reflect actual provider outlays or variable costs of a large claim.
In past decades, our experience with capitation was generally not considered successful and its prevalence in the market has fallen dramatically.
Hours before the CBI officials took him for questioning from the temple precincts, IT officials, who have launched a state-wide raid against medical and engineering colleges which take capitation fee, seized Rs 13 crore cash from Adhi Parasakthi Medical college.
Deacon said capitation meant an abundance mentality 'where the more I keep my people healthy and well, the more people I'll be able to see', whereas fee-for-service encouraged a scarcity mentality where a patient was more likely to be 'leveraged'.
As per the bill, if an institute makes certain promises in its prospectus, but does not deliver or charges capitation fee from a number of students, then such practices should be considered criminal offences.
Seven of the acquired newsletters will continue to be published, including "Capitation Rates & Data," "Consumer Driven Healthcare," "Disease Management Advisor," "Disease Management News," "Managed Dental Care," "Medicare Disease Management" and "Plastic Surgery Practice Advisor," while six other titles will be closed, including "APC Advisor," "EMR Advisor," "Hospitalist & In-Patient Management," "Performance Improvement Advisor," "Post-acute Payment Report" and "NanoBiotech News."
The private schools also demand an upfront entry or "capitation" fee equivalent to about $3,000 to $4,000--a small fortune for middle-class families.
There are three ways to help meet the costs: a maintenance scheme, a capitation plan or a full insurance cash or medical policy.