Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Capitation is a health care reimbursement model in which the provider is paid a fixed amount per person regardless of the number or type of services the person requires. Capitation motivates doctors to keep patients healthy. But it also incents health care providers to limit patient access to treatment and testing.

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