July 2006, there will be a new program in Maryland called the Primary
Adult Care Program or PAC for short. PAC offers health services to
people 19 and over who make limited amounts of money each year.
If you were in the Maryland Pharmacy
Assistance Program (MPAP) or the Maryland PrimaryCare Program, you
will be in PAC. PAC will replace these programs.
visits to a family doctor. Also called a Primary Care Provider or PCP.
outpatient visits to a counselor or psychiatrist for mental health
Lower-priced or no-cost prescription drugs. You may need to pay a
co-pay for some prescriptions. Remember that pharmacists can deny
prescriptions if you do not pay the required co-pay.
PAC will cover the hospital bill for medical
emergencies. PAC will not cover the emergency physician
bill or any other bills for hospital stays. PAC does not
pay for any specialists.
PAC will cover all of the services that are covered
by the Maryland Family Planning Program except
sterilization (tubal ligation).
- You canít be on Medicare.
- You need to meet the income and assets
If you are an individual applying for PAC, call to
see if you meet income guidelines. Your assets canít be more than
$4,000. You will find out more about what an asset is when you fill out
your application form.
If you are a household of more than one person,
call to see if you meet income guidelines. Your assets canít be more
than $6,000. You will learn more about what an asset is when you fill
out your application form.
How do I apply?
toll-free at 1-800-226-2142. Ask for a PAC application form.
Click on Application
(above) to print off a PAC application.
sure to put your phone number on your form so someone can contact
you if they have questions.
in your completed application form to:
PAC Program Application
Baltimore, MD 21203-0386
will get a letter stating if you qualify for PAC. You have to
apply each year to be in PAC.
What happens when I qualify for
First you will receive a member ID card in the mail. You will also
get an enrollment packet. The packet explains how to pick a
Managed Care Organization or MCO.
need to pick an MCO. If you donít pick one, an MCO will be
assigned to you.
need to pick a Primary Care Provider (PCP) who is part of that MCO.
If you donít pick one, a PCP will be assigned to you.
If I don't
qualify for PAC, are there other resources?
There are low cost
primary care and specialty care services available. Click
Guide to Health
Services for Low Income Adults and
Guide to Specialty Services
for Low Income Adults.
|I have a letter saying that I
was being changed from PAC to Medical Assistance for Families,
but I want to stay in PAC. What should I do?
Medical Assistance for Families offers more health benefits than
PAC; however, you can remain in the PAC program if you would like.
Please contact the PAC office at 1-800-226-2142 and request to be
put back into the PAC program and have your Medical Assistance for
Families case be closed.