Base period means that 12-month or other period used as a base in projecting costs
for subsequent periods. The base year data which are used in constructing the DDS
budget submission will normally consist of 52 consecutive weeks actual workload dispositions.
The prior fiscal year reporting weeks generally determine the 52-week period to be
used each year.
To the extent that this period is not a representative base, the DDS may submit a
budget based on more recent experience. In that event, the agency must also submit
with the budget a complete explanation of the method used and the necessary rationale.
The same base period must, however, be used for all computations within the budget