In response to Bronx, no I did not start my own business. I first became a traveling (e.g., 100% traveling) consultant. That project wrapped and my former HIM Director advised me to look at another company involved in that same project, allowing me to work from home.
I also had some family things going on at that time, so working from home looked attractive. However, it took me 6 long years of being a certified coder, about 6 credentialing exams and being a consultant in order to find "at home" work. My advice to you would be to check all available websites for the recruitment ads--there are quite a few out there.
Be sure your Resume looks superb. In my mind, there's very little difference between OP Hospital and Pro-fee (Physician). The main difference is in APC assignment, but 3M is doing that for the coders, let's be honest. (I am not a recruiter, and rarely agree with what those folks think anyhow.)
However, working at home allowed me to hook up with a number of independent, local projects. I appreciated and enjoyed those because they permitted use or expansion of my current skill.
If you have the opportunity, just start in on the consulting companies. I will warn you, the vast majority of remote work isn't coming from physician or OP hospital. You never know what kind of jobs are out there until you search though.
Good luck to all!
Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I