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Lidia Niecko-Najjum

Phone: +1 202.624.2713
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Lidia Niecko-Najjum is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group and is part of the firm’s Digital Health Practice. With over 15 years of clinical, policy, and legal experience, Lidia provides strategic advice on health care regulatory and policy matters, with particular focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital therapeutics, telehealth, interoperability, and privacy and security. Representative clients include health plans, health systems, academic medical centers, digital health companies, and long-term care facilities.

Lidia’s experience includes serving as a senior research and policy analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges on the Policy, Strategy & Outreach team. Lidia also practiced as a nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in the general medicine with telemetry unit and the GI endoscopy suite, where she assisted with endoscopic procedures and administered conscious sedation.


  • University of Virginia, BSN with a double major in economics (2003)
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (2010)
  • The George Washington University, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance (2011)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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“Digital Health 2021: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Requirements, Reimbursement, and Risks under California and Federal Law,” Practising Law Institute (July 22, 2021). Presenters: Alice Hall-Partika, Jodi Daniel, and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"CMS Issues First FAQs on the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule," Crowell & Moring’s Health Law Blog (May 24, 2021). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"OIG Issues Final Rule to Update AKS Safe Harbors: Part II," Health Care Alert (February 25, 2021). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, Jodi G. Daniel, Michael Shaheen, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Joe Records, Matthew Vicinanzo
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"Health Information Privacy, Interoperability, and Patient Access to Data: Compliance and Opportunities Regarding Data Use and Data Protections," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 25, 2021). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel, Brandon C. Ge, and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Requirements, Reimbursement, FDA Oversight, and Risks," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 22, 2021). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, and Nicholas J. Diamond.
"HHS Finalizes SUNSET Rule, Placing Thousands of Regulations at Risk of Invalidation," Health Care Alert (January 15, 2021). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Samuel H. Ruddy
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"CMS Expands on Patient Access and Interoperability Requirements for Health Plans," Health Care Alert (December 18, 2020). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum
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"Telehealth has become essential during the pandemic; what are the current parameters and will that continue post-COVID?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 11, 2020). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"HHS NPRM Could Invalidate Thousands of Regulations," Health Care Alert (December 7, 2020). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum
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"CMS Issues Sweeping Reform to Modernize the Stark Law: Part I," Health Care Alert (November 30, 2020). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, John T. Brennan Jr., Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Roma Sharma
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