ERIC Number: ED225042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Model Adoption Exchange Payment System: Technical Specifications and User Instructions.
Ambrosino, Robert J.
This user's manual, designed to meet the needs of adoption exchange administrators and program managers for a formal tool to assist them in the overall management and operation of their program, presents the Model Adoption Exchange Payment System (MAEPS), which was developed to improve the delivery of adoption exchange services throughout the United States and to ensure adequate reimbursement to adoption exchanges for costs incurred in the adoption exchange process. Part 1 of the manual describes MAEPS (a six-component full service system which includes traditional adoption exchange servies, i.e., registration, listing, matching, recruiting, plus two additional services -- training and technical assistance and advocacy/public relations). The materials present the technical specifications for using the System, including step by step instructions for establishing a MAEPS program, sample data collection forms, report formats, computational formulas, and recordkeeping procedures for the total reimbursement process. Part 2 of the manual provides user instructions, including time-recording procedures and directions for case and activity records and management reports. The appendices contain standard instructions for computing adoption exchange expenditures and an annual casework hours worksheet. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Management Directions, Austin, TX.