About TAG

The Audit Group is a comprehensive end-to-end, self-funded cost management and process improvement firm that provides guaranteed returns for the healthcare industry.

Since 1987, TAG has partnered with healthcare systems around the country, generating revenue and providing insight for financial services. Our exceptional solutions managers and analysts, coupled with our proprietary data analytics tools, allow us to deliver industry-leading results with remarkable service.

We strive to become a partner that works alongside our clients to help them achieve their organizational goals.

Cash & Cost Management

Identifying process gaps and recovering funds is the primary goal of The Audit Group’s Discovery Review. We analyze all payables data to find errors and create preventative strategies for your future.

Process Engineering

Creation and implementation of effective processes is an essential part of ensuring that funds stay where they belong – with your organization.  Using Six Sigma principles and industry best practices, we will work with you to ensure the best fit for your healthcare system.

Compliance & Reimbursement

Throughout the healthcare industry looms the fear of fines and audits.  TAG’s services provide you peace of mind, knowing that your organization is prepared for audits by taking the necessary steps to avoid fines.

Leadership Coaching

So goes the Leader – So goes the Organization. Take your organization’s leadership to the next level using The Audit Group’s integrated approach of three world-class models – GALLUP® Strengths Based Development, Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II, and Wiley, Everything DiSC.

Connect with Industry Leaders

John Weiss

John Weiss

Chief Executive Officer

A pioneer in healthcare auditing, John founded TAG in 1987. Active in the healthcare community, John has spoken at workshops and seminars around the country, as well as writing for multiple industry publications. He has completed Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science, as well as graduate work in business management.

Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah McLaughlin

Chief Human Resource Officer

Sarah’s business background includes 14 years as a healthcare business owner, human resource executive and coach, two years as a military professional financial planning assistant in Wiesbaden, Germany, and two years as business manager for PBS’ Anyplace Wild television series. She bridges her experiences as a former professional sailor, business owner, and Executive Coach and Leadership educator to inspire others to think bigger and get results. Sarah earned a BS from Central Michigan University and completed graduate studies in Leadership Development from Saint Louis University. She teaches and coaches sustainable organizational development programs of servant leadership utilizing Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II, Wiley Everything DiSC® Workplace, and GALLUP® StrengthsFinder. She is a certified facilitator and received her coaching credentials from GALLUP's® Strengths Coaching Program.

Chris Van Winkle

Chris Van Winkle

Chief Operating Officer

Chris is responsible for the management, operations, sales, and financial performance of TAG. Over the course of three decades, he has held several Fortune 500 executive leadership positions in supply chain, transportation, and logistics, serving clients in automotive, aerospace, heavy industry, medical, and consumer products. His responsibilities also include strategic planning, developing new products and services, and leading tactical execution for TAG's nationwide operations. His favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals. He earned his MBA from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from William Jewell College.

Bill Reitz

Bill Reitz


Bill found his home at TAG in 2016. After attending a small college in northeast Arkansas, he held accounting and controller positions in the telecommunications, retail, sports and recreation, and education industries, spending the bulk of his career working with Washington University. His hobbies include coaching, officiating basketball, and umpiring softball. He is a St. Louis native, making him a Cardinals fan, though he enjoys the New York Yankees and any team of his daughter’s.