Fixed monthly payment based on the number of patients assigned to a doctor by an HMO. Doctor provides any needed professional services for this payment. Doctor paid same no matter how much or little s/he sees patient. Typically adjusted for age and sex to reflect typical needs of the patient.
A method of payment for services in which providers are paid a pre-determined, fixed amount of money per enrolled member per time period, in return for providing contractually agreed upon services to a specifically defined population.
A pre-defined dollar amount established to cover the cost of health care delivery for a person. This rate is paid to the health care provider who then is responsible for delivering or arranging for the delivery of all health services required by the person.