HFS Medical Providers of Fluoride Varnish

In addition to dental providers, medical providers are another important component of the oral health workforce. In Illinois, physicians and nurse practitioners who complete an online course through the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics may receive Medicaid reimbursement for applying fluoride varnish on children’s teeth.

Aggregated below are data on both patients receiving fluoride varnish applications by medical providers through Medicaid Fee for Service in FY 2014 and the physicians and nurse practitioners who provided those services. The data were obtained from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.