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capitation

Pronunciation: kap′i-tā′shun

Definition: A system of medical reimbursement wherein the provider is paid an annual fee per covered patient by an insurer or other financial source, which aggregate fees are intended to reimburse all provided services.

[L.L. capitatio, fr. caput, head]]

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