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Amounts Generally Billed

Amounts generally billed (AGB)

IRS Section 501(r) requires hospitals to limit the amounts charged for emergency and other medically necessary care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance to no more than the amounts generally billed (AGB) to insured individuals. VUMC calculates AGB percentages using the “Look-Back” method and including Medicare fee-for-service and all private health insurers that pay claims to VUMC.

VUMC, except Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH), AGB:

As of April 30, 2019, the AGB percentage for patients who receive services at VUMC, except Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, based on the 12-months ending December 31, is 32% of total billed charges for Eligible Health Care Services, resulting in a discount of 68%. 

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital AGB:

As of August 1, 2019, the AGB percentage for patients who receive services at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, based on the 12-months ending March 31, is 15% of total billed facility charges for Eligible Health Care Services, resulting in a discount of 85%.