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Fluoride Varnish Training Tool

WellCare provides fluoride varnish training for PCPs who service the pediatric population 0-6 years of age. Below is a link to a Smiles for Life training course: Caries Risk Assessment, Fluoride Varnish and Counseling. This course focuses on early childhood caries and prevention. It includes information on the benefits, safety precautions, and dosing for fluoride as a comprehensive approach to a child's oral health. 

  • Smiles For Life is a National Oral Health Curriculum Educational Training Tool for our participating PCPs. 
  • Credit: Dr. Joanna Douglass and Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum - Fluoride Varnish Module

Smiles for Life - Flouride Varnish Training Tool

Hands on training can be scheduled by contacting the Program Director for Oral Health from the NJ Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics at 609-631-5738.

If you need assistance referring a member to the dentist, please contact the Dental Vendor Program Admin at 973-274-2157.  

Reimbursement Policies

WellCare will reimburse trained pediatrician offices when their pediatricians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants apply fluoride varnish to the members at well-child visits through the age of 6. Pediatricians will receive $33 for each fluoride varnish application up to every three months. 

Providers who have not completed the training are not eligible for reimbursement. When billing for fluoride varnish application use CPT code 99188 with ICD-10 Z41.8 as the primary diagnosis code.

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all delegated and contractual Medicare Part C and Part D providers to complete fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) training. The training is available online for WellCare providers.



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Last Updated On: 3/6/2019
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