1. Since you need 3 of 3 for a consult, you have to go with the lowest key component.
2. If the doctor is assuming care of the fracture, technically it is no longer a consultation and should be coded as a new patient. Use the 1997 exam guidelines and you won't need to worry about all other organ systems for the exam. Some carriers will accept an E/m with mod -57 and the frracture care code, some will only accept the fracture care code. If the patient was sent for definitive treatment of the fracture from another provider, I would lean towards only the fracture care.
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