- Hospital inpatient care
- Care at skilled nursing facilities (unless receiving custodial care only)
- Nursing home care
- Intermittent support through a home health service
Specifically regarding drug and alcohol addiction intervention, these services can be used if an individual with coverage is admitted as an inpatient at a general hospital or specialized psychiatric hospital.
The challenge for the Part A care is that an individual can receive no more than 190 days total of treatment from a specialized psychiatric hospital. This is the lifetime limit. Medicare Part A may be able to cover additional inpatient care but only at a general hospital.
A professional inpatient care program including follow-up care and support can help a person struggling with addiction to achieve long-term recovery, helping to prevent the need for further inpatient care beyond this time period.