capitate


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Synonyms for capitate

the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus

being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip

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Where the same HMOs each capitate the same provider organizations, variability in access to care performance among HMOs could decrease because the same physician organizations may serve enrollees from each HMO.
It's one that is superbly aligned with our business goals of building a post- acute healthcare system in key geographic areas in order to capitate payment for all post-acute care patients.
There is some doubt in my own mind that HMOs or employers feel that they have sufficiently benefited from the gross waste in the system to make it necessary to capitate.
The health plan that capitates providers needs to maintain stop-loss insurance and have in its contract with providers specific details of the level of costs for any individual patient and of the aggregate costs of all patients over which costs will no longer be charged against the risk pool.