Mom's elder lawyer says that Medicaid doesn't require the documentation of care to be "super comprehensive", nor does it need to include how much time is spent on EACH task. He wants me to just use a simple check-box system to document what tasks are done on what day. He maintains that my time spent is holey & completely documented with the check-box labeled "24/7 Supervision". In other words, it doesn't matter if it took me 30 min to bathe her or an hour-and-a-half because I'm "on duty" 24 hours per day regardless supervising her & preventing her from "getting into trouble" or wandering off and we have a physician's statement testifying to the effect that she can't be on her own due to her stage of dementia. He maintains that you want "just enough" proof to show Medicaid but "not too much". In his words, "over-documenting makes it look like you were trying too hard to 'pump up' what you were doing & makes Medicaid more tempted to pick you apart & deny payments".
Has anyone else used just a check system & not recorded their actual time per task? How did Medicaid respond to such a simple system?