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Poll Tax

A tax one must pay in order to vote. That is, a poll tax is a fee. Poll taxes are illegal in the United States as they discourage the poor (and, in some cases, racial minorities) from voting.

poll tax

a tax that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. See LOCAL TAX.

poll tax

a TAX that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. Poll tax was also used as a colloquial term to describe the UK's COMMUNITY CHARGE. See LUMP-SUM TAXES, LOCAL TAX.
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Contractors submitted bids for five capitation rate components (monthly institutional costs, monthly HCBS costs, monthly acute care costs including mental health services, administration, and profit/risk/contingency).
Business needs require that organizations look at capitation systems more globally to address a variety of management needs, not solely claims payment.
Instead, overhead and physician salaries consume cash flow from prepaid capitation payments.
Capitation expense allocations; Risk sharing arrangements (table); Flow of funds, algorithm - representational example
Recently, the regional and national media had exposed the exploitation by Chennai-based private professional colleges by demanding donations without any receipt in the name of capitation fees.
The selection of areas for each reimbursement method was by the state that invited bids for capitation contracts to any entity that had the capacity to receive, manage, and execute a capitation contract for Medicaid mental health services.
Medicare capitation rates are based upon the methodology that is used to pay other managed care plans, with payments adjusted for the frailty of this population.
Capitation can also include factors that may be beyond the physicians' control, such as hospitalization and prescription drug costs.
Originally, the State planned to implement a prospective risk-adjusted capitation model for these populations.
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.