Frequently Asked Questions

We take the mystery out of the process by providing the information below to educate our Members on the most common medical issues.

We take the mystery out of the process by providing the information below to educate our Members on the most common medical issues.

What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a program created by the Federal Government, but administered by the State of Maryland to provide payment for medical services for low-income individuals. A person may qualify for Medicaid by meeting federal income and asset standards and/or meet other eligibility requirements.

How can I get Medicaid?
In order to determine if you are eligible for the Medicaid Program, please refer to the federal income guidelines available here. For more information on how to apply for Medicaid, please see our Become a Member page.

What is the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)?
The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is a program that was started in July 1998. The program provides full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. To find out if you are eligible or to apply for MCHP, please see our Become a Member page.

How do I enroll with Jai Medical Systems Managed Care Organization, Inc.?
If you are already eligible for Maryland Medicaid, enrolling with Jai Medical Systems is easy. Please contact the State of Maryland Enrollment Broker today at 1-800-977-7388.

How long does it take to receive a new membership ID card?
Member ID cards will be received within 7–10 business days of the initial request. To request a new ID card, click here or you may request a new ID card by contacting our Customer Service Department at 1-888-JAI-1999.

Is my newborn automatically enrolled?
Your newborn will be automatically enrolled in Jai Medical Systems if you are enrolled on the day your baby is born. Please make sure your hospital knows that you are a Jai Medical Systems member, so that your baby can be enrolled quickly.

How do I schedule an appointment to see my Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
We understand the importance of convenience and flexibility. To schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Provider, please contact your PCP directly by calling the office phone number present on the front of your Member ID card.

How do I update my address and/or phone number?
Members can update their home address and phone number online through the Member Portal or by calling our Customer Service Department at 1-888-JAI-1999.

How do I change my Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
Every member has the right to change their Primary Care Provider at any time. Simply contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-JAI-1999 or click here to change your PCP online.  In most cases, this change will be effective the same day.

How do I obtain a listing of Primary Care Providers and Specialists who participate with Jai Medical Systems?
For the most up-to-date information concerning the providers participating with our network, please visit our Find a Provider searchable directory. If you have a specific question about a provider or cannot locate a provider, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-JAI-1999.

Do I need a referral for dental care?
Referrals are not needed for dental care. For information about your dental benefits, please see the Jai Medical Systems Member handbook. To find a dentist near you, call DentaQuest at 1-855-398-8414 or visit DentaQuest online.

Do I need a referral for vision care?  
Referrals are not needed for vision care. For information about you vision benefits, please see the Jai Medical Systems Member handbook. To find an eye doctor near you, call Block Vision at 1-800-879-6901.

Who should I call if I need help with Mental Health services?
For mental health services, please contact Value Options at 1-800-888-1965.

Do I need to contact Jai Medical Systems prior to going to the emergency room (ER)?
If you have a real medical emergency*, please call 911 and/or go to the nearest emergency room (ER). If you’re not sure if you should go to the ER, call your PCP for advice.

*A medical emergency is defined as a health problem that happens suddenly and has symptoms of enough severity, including extreme pain, that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in placing your health (or in respect to pregnant women, the health of the woman and her unborn child) in serious jeopardy or serious loss of function to some part of your body.

How do I schedule transportation for my next appointment?
Free transportation is available to and from your appointments with your Primary Care Provider. To schedule an appointment for transportation, call Customer Service at 1-888-JAI-1999.