Definition extracted with permission from American Academy of Family Physicians: Family Physicians and Managed Care
A modest payment made by an HMO enrollee at the time that selected services are rendered. Some HMO's require a $2.00 copayment for each doctor's office call. Some impose a fixed dollar amount for inpatient hospitalization. Copayments are subject to limitation as defined in Subpart A, 110.105 of the Federal HMO Regulations.