partial capitation

An insurance arrangement where the payment made to a health plan is a combination of a capitated amount and a payment based on actual use of services. The proportions specified for these components determine the insurance risk faced by the plan.

Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention ACT

This Act prevents those with criminal histories from working within long-term care settings by created a comprehensive nationwide system of background checks.

patient-centered care

An approach that takes into consideration the patients’ cultural traditions, personal preferences and values, family situations and lifestyles. Responsibility for important aspects of self-care and monitoring is put in patients’ hands–along with the...

patient-centered medical home

An approach to providing comprehensive primary care for individuals through creating a setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians. This approach to care is aided by registries, information technology, health...