Insurance terms

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This alternative payment model is like a flat-rate subscription for healthcare services. Capitation is a payment method in which healthcare providers receive a fixed amount per patient to cover all necessary medical services. Primary care physicians or integrated hospital-insurer networks will manage total care for a large patient group under an agreed-upon capitated rate paid upfront on a monthly basis by associated health plans. This prepaid lump sum remains the same per member regardless of utilization levels or whether they are healthy versus battling complex diseases. By prepaying for expected care expenses based on large-scale projections, this system incentivizes efficient preventative services over costly acute treatments.